- Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon compared the FBI to Holocaust-era German secret police
- Claimed the DOJ used ‘sneaky law enforcement’ tactics to try and take down the MAGA movement with the raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate
- Bannon said Republicans will impeach AG Merrick Garland when they retake Congress and then claimed there would be criminal probes against him
- ‘The FBI is a Gestapo,’ Bannon said on his War Room podcast. ‘The Justice Department – Merrick Garland, you’re going to go to prison, brother’
The Trump-era White House chief strategist also compared the FBI to the secret Nazi police in German-occupied Europe following the bureau’s raid of Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago estate earlier this month.
Garland confirmed three days after the raid that he personally gave the go ahead of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request a warrant from a judge to search the former president’s Florida home.
Bannon said that President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers’ only chance of winning in the midterms and in 2024 is by using ‘sneaky’ law enforcement tactics to stop the ‘MAGA movement’ – even though the raid was in conjunction to a probe into whether Trump improperly removed official documents and materials from the Whie House when he left office.
‘The FBI is a Gestapo,’ Bannon said on his War Room podcast. ‘The Justice Department – Merrick Garland, you’re going to go to prison, brother.’
He said that Republicans will be ‘so relentless when we take power this year on your impeachment.’
Steve Bannon says the FBI is “a Gestapo” and says Merrick Garland will go to prison when Republicans return to power.— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) August 23, 2022
MAGA Republicans are against the rule of law. pic.twitter.com/7sElcObrmg
‘But then, after your impeachment,’ Bannon continued, ‘to file criminal charges against you. You people are pure and entire scum, ok? You have weaponized this since the beginning.’