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The Story Behind Bannon's Arrest

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Posted By: Magnante, 8/25/2020 4:52:42 AM

On August 20th, President Trump’s former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was arrested on fraud charges relating to the “We Build the Wall” construction project on the U.S.-Mexico border. The news made for splashy headlines, but story behind the charges was more mundane. Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee veteran and Purple Heart recipient, used a crowdfunding website as part of a political gag aimed at raising $1 billion dollars to construct a U.S.-Mexico border wall. After unexpectedly raising $17 million dollars within the first week, Kolfage decided to hand off the suddenly real and ambitious initiative to someone with more experience, connections, and resources. Steve Bannon stepped up to help

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 8/25/2020 5:24:53 AM (No. 520002)
A chilling little read.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rinktum 8/25/2020 5:31:46 AM (No. 520003)
Once again, it appears that the democrats are caught using the Court system as a weapon of war against Republicans. You won’t see anything like this article in the Main Street media. All you will be told is that Trump’s former adviser is a crook and anyone associated with him is guilty as well. It is clear to me that the democrats are using any position of power they have as a weapon to damage or destroy anyone that supports the President. This has not gone unnoticed by the general public either. All those corporations that cannot express their support for BLM quickly enough realize that they could be in their crosshairs next if they show any support for this President or even try and remain neutral. The democrats are using the strategy of intimidation and bullying with great effect. You can see it in the organizations when they publicly speak on the subject. Roger Goodall is a prime example. He could not grovel enough which was stomach turning to watch. This is where we are today. There is no standing for any opinion that differs from their Marxist narrative. You will be punished by some government agency with deep pockets and the full backing of the media. To say that this election is pivotal is an understatement. It is imperative that these corrupt democrats are defeated. The statement sent must be unassailable and as clear as a bell. You’re fired.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: pros7767 8/25/2020 8:32:00 AM (No. 520115)
On Obama's first day in office, he fired every US Attorney. After President Trump is re-elected, he needs to follow suit this time. He did not realize how badly Obama corrupted the Criminal Justice system in his 8 years. President Trump can re-hire the good ones and let the rest fall into the trash heap that Obama created. It's time to end the politicization of criminal prosecutions.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: davew 8/25/2020 9:57:05 AM (No. 520242)
People who have watched the hit Showtime series "Billions" know exactly what's going on. Berman is the AG Chuck Rhoades, Strauss is his loyal assistant Kate Sacker, and Steven Bannon is Bobby Axlerod. This is a personal vendetta by a bitter Berman to strike out against any Trump "scalp" he can find so he gins up a lame case against Bannon. The mistake he makes, just like Chuck Rhoades, is that Bannon is both smarter and richer than he is and has unlimited resources through his fellow CCP fighter the mega billionaire Miles Guo. Bannon is a vet and fiercely protective of his fellow vet, Brian Kolfage who holds the record for amount of blood lost while still surviving his war wounds. I would not bet on the SDNY or Strauss in this knife fight.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Kate318 8/25/2020 10:46:27 AM (No. 520299)
Well, well, well...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 8/25/2020 11:06:11 AM (No. 520330)
I wonder if any Bannon-hater will read this? Will their mind be open? Will they understand what happened here or will it be too complex? Will they take the time to find out what has been happening in what is called the Sovereign District of New York, which has become devoted to attempting to destroy the President via anyone associated with him. Will they read about Audrey Strauss and her history? Will it matter? I have serious doubts about minds that seem to have locked shut eons ago. Especially when they see a kind of scruffy-looking NOCD guy they wouldn’t want at their dinner table. Talk to Maria Bartiromo about that. She sees him quite differently and she’s no fool.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 8/25/2020 12:06:20 PM (No. 520412)
OK, now we find that, as I was certain of from the beginning, there is no fraud here at all. This is a political hit job. The charity formed after Build the Wall became wildly popular used 98% of the money to build the wall, and they paid a small amount to Kolfage for his marketing efforts, and Bannon and others took some hotel and travel expenses. As the article points out, many charities only spend 60% on their work, keeping 40% as "the cost of doing business", where these guys took 2%, which is UNHEARD of on the low end. Frankly, this proves that they did a wonderful job and were NOT doing any fraud, exactly the opposite of the Demonrat lies that they put out in the Enemedia. A total political sham, just like the coup attempt on Trump. I knew it would be like this. The PERSECUTORs need to be in prison and the accused need to be free.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 8/25/2020 1:08:20 PM (No. 520492)
The fact that no donors registered complaints speaks volumes about the origins of this investigation. Strauss needs to fill her plate with something to keep her from pursuing Ghislane Maxwell.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter 8/25/2020 2:17:28 PM (No. 520565)
Does anyone know what the plan was for building this wall, how to obtain right of ways, purchasing access, hiring contractors? It's hard to believe Bannon got involved in something this iffy.
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