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Senators write FBI over D’Souza case
« on: February 21, 2014, 01:15:35 PM »
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 Senators write FBI over D’Souza case
By: Natalie Villacorta
February 21, 2014 12:54 PM EST

Four Republican senators have sent FBI Director James Comey a letter regarding conservative author and political commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who was indicted for campaign finance fraud last month.

In the letter, Sens. Charles Grassley, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee quote Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz as saying, “I can’t help but think that [D’Souza’s] politics have something to do with it. … It smacks of selective prosecution.”

“To dispel this sort of public perception that Mr. D’Souza may have been targeted because of his outspoken criticisms of the President, it is important for the FBI to be transparent regarding the precise origin of this investigation,” the senators write.

When the indictment was announced, U.S. Attorney Preet Bhara’s office said that the indictment was “the result of a routine review” by the FBI of campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission.

But no “details regarding the scope and methodology” of the review was provided, the senators point out in their letter. They ask Comey to explain the history behind FBI reviews of campaign filings and how the FBI conducts the reviews — how it determines which filings to review, how long is spent on each review, which government entities are involved, among other questions.

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Re: Senators write FBI over D’Souza case
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 09:31:17 AM »
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When the indictment was announced, U.S. Attorney Preet Bhara’s office said that the indictment was “the result of a routine review” by the FBI of campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission.
I'm guessing they didn't "routinely" review anyone else, though.
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