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Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:49 AM

Bannon Arrested

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Source: AP - KWQC News

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say President Donald Trump’s ex-political adviser Steve Bannon was arrested in connection with an online fundraising scheme.

Read more: https://www.kwqc.com/2020/08/20/former-trump-adviser-steve-bannon-arrested/

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Reply Bannon Arrested (Original post)
earthside Aug 2020 OP
Voltaire2 Aug 2020 #1
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #9
bucolic_frolic Aug 2020 #10
2naSalit Aug 2020 #15
woodsprite Aug 2020 #20
efhmc Aug 2020 #2
UpInArms Aug 2020 #3
Cracklin Charlie Aug 2020 #12
klook Aug 2020 #28
UpInArms Aug 2020 #33
bucolic_frolic Aug 2020 #4
George II Aug 2020 #5
Siwsan Aug 2020 #11
Gothmog Aug 2020 #6
George II Aug 2020 #17
Eyeball_Kid Aug 2020 #24
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2020 #7
Ohiogal Aug 2020 #23
George II Aug 2020 #8
dalton99a Aug 2020 #13
turbinetree Aug 2020 #22
marble falls Aug 2020 #14
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #16
2naSalit Aug 2020 #18
Princess Turandot Aug 2020 #19
turbinetree Aug 2020 #21
bluedigger Aug 2020 #35
Fla Dem Aug 2020 #25
Arkansas Granny Aug 2020 #26
Lonestarblue Aug 2020 #27
fleur-de-lisa Aug 2020 #29
C_U_L8R Aug 2020 #30
IronLionZion Aug 2020 #31
PatSeg Aug 2020 #32
bluedigger Aug 2020 #34
Baclava Aug 2020 #36
Penn Voter Aug 2020 #37
earthside Aug 2020 #38
keithbvadu2 Aug 2020 #39
Omaha Steve Aug 2020 #40

Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:51 AM

1. We are going to need a special nazi jail

to hold the Trump Gang.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:57 AM

9. Alcatraz?

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:58 AM

10. Build the Jail!!

Start a fundraiser. Quick!

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:58 AM

15. GITMO has a lot of room. ...nt

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:59 AM

20. Guantanamo? Or I like Alcatraz as well.

Trumplethinskin hates sharks!

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:52 AM

2. They are all crooks.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:52 AM

3. Music to my ears

My all these lowlife grifters spend the rest of their lives in shackles on 10 thread count sheets

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:58 AM

12. 10?

Wow, that’s harsh.

But, seriously, does Bannon really even need sheets? Sounds elitist.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:10 AM

28. Bannon sleeps in the bathtub.

The foul ichor he excretes etches the tub like some kind of mysterious acid.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:23 AM

33. We all know (from the visuals)

That he does not shower ... so he won’t miss having that facility.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:53 AM

4. Nanny State guy caught being a Nanny Grifter

Oh my, that will sting!

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:53 AM

5. I've used this term three times this week - "quelle surprise".

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:58 AM

11. I just used the same on, about the same thing, on a FaceBook post

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:53 AM

6. So Bannon is not going to speak at the RNC next week?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:59 AM

17. If he was planning on speaking remotely, he still can from his jail cell, in prison orange....

....to honor is former boss, trump.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:06 AM

24. Bannon can speak remotely and in coded language, send a question to Alexandre Dugin:

What went wrong?

Poor boy. He should have stayed in the porn business. ETTD.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:53 AM

7. only the best deplorables

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:04 AM

23. LOL

I guess they still have Smirky Boy, Chachi, and My Pillow guy

And MyPillow guy is skating on thin ice since he announced his Covid-19 miracle cure.

They could ask Sarah Palin to speak, as long as she doesn’t consider it “prostituting herself” ....

What a sorry group of criminals, dumbasses,, and losers they are!

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:55 AM

8. It's on NBC New York news now:

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/former-trump-campaign-manager-steve-bannon-indicted-for-fraud-in-ny/2576990/

Former Trump campaign manager and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was indicted in New York on fraud charges related to a fundraising campaign to build a border wall, federal prosecutors said.

Bannon is among four people indicted for allegedly defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors to the online "We Build the Wall" campaign.

Manhattan federal prosecutors allege that Bannon, campaign leader Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato and Timothy Shea "received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donor funds from We Build the Wall, which they each used in a manner inconsistent with the organization’s public representations."

"We Build the Wall" began as a GoFundMe campaign in late 2018, designed to raise money directly from the public to build a border wall in the face of Congressional opposition.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:58 AM

13. More!

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #13)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:02 AM

22. This...........

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:58 AM

14. The guy owns the rights to Seinfeld syndication. How much more money could he need???

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:59 AM

16. I can only hope chump is next!

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:59 AM

18. About F'ing time!!

Geeze!

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 09:59 AM

19. Link to the SDNY's press release and the indictment:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/leaders-we-build-wall-online-fundraising-campaign-charged-defrauding-hundreds-thousands

...According to the Indictment[1] unsealed today in Manhattan federal court:

Starting in approximately December 2018, BRIAN KOLFAGE, STEPHEN BANNON, ANDREW BADOLATO, and TIMOTHY SHEA, and others, orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors, including donors in the Southern District of New York, in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign ultimately known as “We Build The Wall” that raised more than $25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. In particular, to induce donors to donate to the campaign, KOLFAGE repeatedly and falsely assured the public that he would “not take a penny in salary or compensation” and that “100% of the funds raised . . . will be used in the execution of our mission and purpose” because, as BANNON publicly stated, “we’re a volunteer organization.”

Those representations were false. In truth, KOLFAGE, BANNON, BADOLATO, and SHEA received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donor funds from We Build the Wall, which they each used in a manner inconsistent with the organization’s public representations. In particular, KOLFAGE covertly took for his personal use more than $350,000 in funds that donors had given to We Build the Wall, while BANNON, through a non-profit organization under his control (“Non-Profit-1”), received over $1 million from We Build the Wall, at least some of which BANNON used to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in BANNON’s personal expenses. To conceal the payments to KOLFAGE from We Build the Wall, KOLFAGE, BANNON, BADOLATO, and SHEA devised a scheme to route those payments from We Build the Wall to KOLFAGE indirectly through Non-Profit-1 and a shell company under SHEA’s control, among other avenues. They did so by using fake invoices and sham “vendor” arrangements, among other ways, to ensure, as KOLFAGE noted in a text message to BADOLATO, that his pay arrangement remained “confidential” and kept on a “need to know” basis.

PDF:
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1306611/download

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:02 AM

21. Well does anyone have a mug shot, with him wearing flip flops and orange suit

......

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #21)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:26 AM

35. And how many orange suits will they let him wear at once?

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:09 AM

25. The whole Trump MOB is nothing but scammers, grifters, cheats and criminals.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:10 AM

26. Yeehaw!!! Waiting for the twitter outburst.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:10 AM

27. This story just lifted my spirits and made me smile!

What good news to start the day.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:10 AM

29. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:20 AM

30. It's even better than that

Bannon was investigated and arrested by United States Postal Service inspectors.

Nobody fucks with our USPS !

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:21 AM

31. Idiots actually donated to his wall building scheme!



These grifters are shameless. Maybe one day we'll see similar headlines about donations to Trump's campaign.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:22 AM

32. Just when you think this week couldn't get any better!

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:23 AM

34. "Steve Bannon Finally Gets His Walls"

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:29 AM

36. The noose is tightening, The Orange Mussolini is sweating, the crowds in the square are hammering

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:30 AM

37. The Law and Order

Administration! LOL!!

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:30 AM

38. The predictable Trump response.

I am walking around the house laughing to myself ... because Trump is so predictable.

We will hear some version of: 'Steve, who?' 'He hasn't worked here in years.' 'I barely knew him.'

And finally probably later today ... 'Hey, look over there at that! Isn't that the shiniest thing you have ever seen?'

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:36 AM

39. Surprised to not see super-Christian Erik Prince in there.

Surprised to not see super-Christian Erik Prince in there.

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Response to earthside (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 10:43 AM

40. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Improper title and dupe of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142564809

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