Dinesh D'Souza is "exploiting" his history of criticizing President Obama in a "baseless attempt to avoid criminal prosecution," federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Thursday. The office of Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, urged the court to deny the conservative author's efforts to get his case dismissed, and said D'Souza's lawyer's suggestion that his client was being selectively targeted was "without merit."

"[W]hat defendant seeks through his motion is de facto immunity for making fraudulent election contributions that the defendant all but concedes violate federal criminal law," prosecutors said. "The Court should not entertain such an attempt."

I kinda hope D'Souza gets away with this—because then I have nothing to worry about if Rick Santorum is elected president in 2016.