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D’Souza Suggests Fraud Charge Is Payback For Anti-Obama Film

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"I went into Obama's world and into Obama's mind," D'Souza said. "We advanced a thesis that here is a traumatized and messed-up guy who is haunted by the dreams of his father."

"Whether this is a kind of payback remains to be seen."

D'Souza has been accused of participating in a straw donation scheme to funnel money to a U.S. Senate campaign, unnamed in the indictment but reportedly that of Wendy Long, the 2012 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New York. He was charged with one count of making more than $10,000 of contributions in the names of others and one count of causing false statements.

The interview is below.