The teaser on this story in my aggregator sadly was not the headline: Steve Bannon Surrenders in Manhattan in Alleged Border Wall Donor Dupe
Former President Donald Trump’s longtime ally Steve Bannon turned himself into authorities Thursday to face fresh charges that he duped donors who gave money to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
They left out the part about how he used the money to buy a yacht.
But this is the part I love the most:
Bannon said Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg “has now decided to pursue phony charges against me 60 days before the midterm election,” accusing the Democratic prosecutor of targeting him because Bannon and his radio show are popular among Trump’s Republican supporters.
Bannon said federal prosecutors “did the exact same thing in August 2020 to try to take me out of the election,” referring to his arrest months before Trump’s reelection loss. “This is nothing more than a partisan political weaponization of the criminal justice system.”
It’s amazing how the fascists have hooked onto this get-out-of-jail-free card of 60 days before an election no one can be arrested for anything.