Update January 20, 2021: President Trump granted a full pardon to Stephen Bannon. Prosecutors pursued Mr. Bannon with charges related to fraud stemming from his involvement in a political project. Mr. Bannon has been an important leader in the conservative movement and is known for his political acumen.
August 22, 2020 – US Attorney Audrey Strauss from the Southern District of New York pressed charges against Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato and Timothy Shea.
US Attorney Audrey Strauss who brought the charges replaced crooked US Attorney Geoffrey Berman as US Attorney in the Southern District of New York after Berman refused to leave his post. Geoffrey Berman was then fired by AG Bill Barr.
Steve Bannon is an American media executive, political strategist, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News. He is also the host of WAR ROOM. Andrew Badolato is Steve Bannon’s assistant. Brian Kolfage is a Iraqi War Veteran. Husband. Father. Fighter. Former Airman and Purple Heart recipient. Brian Kolfage has dedicated his life to helping America preserve its cherished, yet fragile freedoms. He is founder of We Build the Wall. Timothy Shea is a Castlerock, Colorado businessman.
#SteveBannon: I am not going to back down one inch. I’m in this for the fight.
#SteveBannon on arrest:
I am not going to back down.
This is a political hit job.
This was to stop and intimidate people that want to talk about the Wall.
This was to stop and intimidate people that have @realDonaldTrump‘s back.
#SteveBannon on arrest: I am not going to back down.— War Room: Pandemic ☣️ (@WarRoomPandemic) August 21, 2020
This is a political hit job.
This was to stop and intimidate people that want to talk about the Wall. This was to stop and intimidate people that have @realDonaldTrump‘s back.#WarRoomPandemic pic.twitter.com/ClnDHohiti
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Welcome to WAR ROOM: PANDEMIC 21st of August year of Our Lord 2020. We’re live from the nation’s capital. Remember, we start this show back in the, we start during the impeachment but we segwayed into the pandemic in January. Why? We knew that when we saw what was happening at Hubei Province and in Wuhan, the quarantine, that this was going to be something that changed world history, so we got on top of it. What’s the pandemic? How’s it going to, what’s going to happen world wide? The economic crisis it’s going to trigger, the financial Capital markets on top of that. But also dealing with this geopolitical confrontation between the Chinese Communist Party and the, and the United States in the politics of it, the politics of 2020. In fact, a lot of people came to us in the a, in the spring and said, hey you got a shift back to WAR ROOM: 2020. We’ll the pandemic and everything about that is 2020.
And yesterday, look yesterday, what I said coming out of the courthouse, and I got to tell you, how did I miss turning to the TV cameras and going to the print cameras? Donald Trump would never make that mistake. He would automatically know the TV cameras on one side and the other. And I want to say, the one reason I was looking to one side, the new Federal State of China, the support of the Chinese people is absolutely unbelievable. They had all those blue flags there. That’s the flag of the new Federal State. It was incredible. What I said yesterday, this fiasco is a total political hit job. The timing is exquisite, we have, what is it Raheem, 72 and a wake up. 72 and a wake up until what Donald Trump says the most important election. I don’t actually like using that phrase, but I think he’s right about, particular getting to the Democratic Convention here. I think it is probably the most important election of our time because the stakes are so high. The two sides have totally different opinions of what’s going on, and that’s, listen, in my two focuses have been about sovereignty of the Chinese people, and sovereignty the American people. Our focus has been tear down the firewall and we assist the Chinese people in freeing themselves from this totalitarian dictatorship. In doing so you break the back of the party of Davos, you break the back of Wall Street, the City of London, the global corporation, their business model is all tied to that. Also, the sovereignty of the American people. The wall has been, you know, four years ago in the campaign, the wall was one of the biggest, if not the biggest topics. You know President Trump has done an heroic job and trying to build a wall. What he said yesterday is absolutely correct. Building the wall is a function of government, but look how much trouble President Trump has had, what he’s had to fight against. And not just that the Progressive Democrats, but also people in his own party. There just has not been enthusiasm as there has been for the Deplorables. Remember, our audience here, besides the hedge fund guys, and the news producers, and all the political types that listen to the show because they want to see what people are thinking, they want to see what people are responding to. That’s why this show is for Deplorables and for Lao Beijing China, which are the Deplorables of China.
But look, I am not going to back down. This a political hit job. Everybody knows I love a fight and I was called Honey Badger for many years, you know, Honey Badger doesn’t give up, so I’m in this for the long haul. I’m in this for the fight. I’m going to continue to fight. This was to stop and intimidate people that want to talk about the wall. This is to stop and intimidate people that have President Trump’s back on building the wall. One thing I can tell you from the heroic effort we did, and really Brian Kolfage, who’s an American hero. Brian Kolfage is, I think, the most wounded Airman in the history of the Air Force to survive. He’s a triple amputee, almost bled out multiple times after he was hit, a during the, during the Afghan and Iraq war, and just an American hero. The pain and agony that guy still goes through every day, he has dedicated his life, when he had this idea, dedicate his life to building the wall. Remember, President Trump’s right. Building the wall is a government function. They’re never, we’ve never question that at all, right. This was to show support for President Trump in the wall movement. And the wall has to be built. This political hit job is to try to stop and intimidate people about, not just building the wall, but what sovereignty mean.