When last we left our hero, would-be bigamist and noted hunka burning love D’Vorce D’Spousa, he was introducing his also-married mistress as his fiancée before he had divorced his own wife, which of course raised some eyebrows at the Xristian Xrazie University that he was allegedly running. At the time he disingenuously claimed that he did not know that one need be divorced in order for one to be affianced. You will soon detect a pattern. Take it away, Livewire:
With D’Souza’s trial [in the federal campaign finance fraud case] a few weeks away, The New York Times reported Tuesday on a dispute that has played out in court papers over whether the case was politically motivated. D’Souza’s attorney has argued that his client was “targeted … because of his consistently caustic and highly publicized criticism” of President Obama. Federal prosecutors have called the idea “entirely without merit,” and have argued that D’Souza knew what he was doing was wrong.
Hmmm, so he’s blaming The Kenyan Usurper for his own breaking of the law?
According to the Times, prosecutors have also said that they have obtained a secret recording made independently last October by Joseph’s husband. Joseph was “recorded as saying that Mr. D’Souza had told her that if he were charged he might plead guilty, but would initially plead not guilty because that ‘gives him a window of opportunity to get his story out there,’” according to the Times.
And Raw Story has something to add, too:
That and “(t)he evidence of illegality with regard to his own and his wife’s contribution,” the U.S. Attorney’s office wrote, “will help prove that the defendant knew that what he was doing in August 2012 was wrong and it was not a fleeting, accidental misjudgment; it was part of a larger pattern of flouting campaign finance limits he knew existed.”
And I would conclude with noting that he has a long established pattern of conveniently claiming not to know something when in fact he does know it but that it doesn’t serve his purposes. It used to be called lying when I was a boy, but now willful ingnorance and/or lying seems to be a ham-handed Wingnuttian attempt at a get-out-of-Jail-Free card.