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New charges against Steve Bannon

Donated to build the wall?
New charges against Steve Bannon

This is the second attempt by the US judiciary to prosecute Bannon, a former Trump adviser: The New York Prosecutor’s Office is accusing him of alleged embezzlement that Trump voters gathered in Mexico to build a wall on the border.

Former President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon is facing new charges of fraud in connection with the construction of a border wall with Mexico, according to US media reports. Bannon’s attorney, Robert Costello, told CNBC that Bannon was appointed with the New York City Attorney’s Office on Thursday to face charges.

According to US media reports, it is about an affair for which Bannon was first charged with fraud and money laundering in 2020. The former Trump adviser was provisionally arrested in August 2020 along with three aides on suspicion of embezzling large amounts of donations. So the donation should really be used to finance the wall planned by Trump on the border with Mexico. However, Bannon never went to court in the matter as Trump pardoned him on January 19, 2021, a day before the end of his term.

In response to the impending re-indictment, Bannon has now said it was a “sham check” against him just two months before the Congressional midterm election. He accused the judiciary of “armed partisan politicisation”. Six weeks ago, a Washington court found Bannon guilty of obstructing Congress after refusing to testify before a committee investigating the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Trump appointed Bannon as his campaign manager in 2016. After Trump took office in January 2017, Bannon, known for his anti-Islamic positions, became chief strategist at the White House. He was released after about six months after a rift with Trump. Still, the two remained close and kept in touch the day before Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

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