(CNN)New York federal prosecutors on Thursday charged President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser Steve Bannon and three others with defrauding donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a fundraising campaign purportedly aimed at supporting Trump’s border wall.
Bannon was arrested Thursday morning, according to a spokesman for the US attorney’s office. Bannon’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Bannon will make his initial court appearance in New York later Thursday, according to the US attorney’s office.
Let’s recap, the state of play of all of Comrade Stupid’s 2016 Goat Rodeo Campaign Managers, shall we?
- Corey Lewandowski –Comrade Stupid’s first 2016 Goat Rodeo manager was arrested for battery after grabbing a reporter in 2016.
- Paul Manafort, Stupid’s second second 2016 Goat Rodeo campaign manager went to prison for a variety of federal crimes stemming from the Mueller probe.
- Steve Bannon, Stupid’s third 2016 Goat Rodeo campaign manager was just indicted on federal fraud charges.
I’m noticing a trend.
UPDATE 2: New York Times
“I feel very badly. I haven’t been dealing with him for a very long period of time. Haven’t been dealing with him at all. Don’t know anything about the project at all. It’s a very sad thing by Mr. Bannon.”
Scissorhead Donnah – collect your winnings!
UPDATE 3: There’s always a tweet with these crooks (tweet-adjacent?)
“The Clinton have sold out their own people for cold cash. They are grifters.”
— Steve Bannon, in a 2016 interview on Breitbart News Radio, while adding the Clintons were running “a money laundering operation.”
UPDATE 4: Junior Mints –
President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., is seeking to distance himself from the “We Build the Wall” crowdfunding campaign after former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and three others were arrested and charged with defrauding donors.
Said a spokesman: “Don gave one speech at a single We Build the Wall event over a year ago with a group of angel moms and besides that, has no involvement with their organization.”
Scissorhead Ming – Collect your winnings!
UPDATE 5: this is getting too easy –