Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and three other leaders of the “We Build the Wall” self-funded border wall project have been indicted on fraud charges, a Department of Justice press release has confirmed.
Bannon is being indicted alongside Brian Kolfage, Andrew Badolato, and Timothy Shea for allegedly defrauding hundreds of thousands from the campaign. The “We Build the Wall” campaign has traveled the country raising funds for a privately-funded wall on the U.S. southern border. President Donald Trump has been critical of the project.
“As alleged, the defendants defrauded hundreds of thousands of donors, capitalizing on their interest in funding a border wall to raise millions of dollars, under the false pretense that all of that money would be spent on construction,” Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said.
The feds claim that the four individuals concocted a sophisticated scheme in order to enjoy the spoils from the millions of dollars that were raised through the project.
“While repeatedly assuring donors that Brian Kolfage, the founder and public face of We Build the Wall, would not be paid a cent, the defendants secretly schemed to pass hundreds of thousands of dollars to Kolfage, which he used to fund his lavish lifestyle. We thank the USPIS for their partnership in investigating this case, and we remain dedicated to rooting out and prosecuting fraud wherever we find it,” Strauss said.
The feds hope to make an example of the right-wing individuals behind the “We Build the Wall” project, with November’s election right around the corner.
“The defendants allegedly engaged in fraud when they misrepresented the true use of donated funds. As alleged, not only did they lie to donors, they schemed to hide their misappropriation of funds by creating sham invoices and accounts to launder donations and cover up their crimes, showing no regard for the law or the truth. This case should serve as a warning to other fraudsters that no one is above the law, not even a disabled war veteran or a millionaire political strategist,” Inspector-in-Charge Philip R. Bartlett said.
The feds are claiming that Kolfage and Bannon defrauded the public while fundraising for the border wall project. They reference a statement Kolfage made to supporters that he would “not take a penny in salary or compensation” and that “100% of the funds raised . . . will be used in the execution of our mission and purpose.” Bannon also stated that “we’re a volunteer organization,” which the feds believe was a falsehood.
They allege that Bannon received over $1 million through his nonprofit from the project while Kolfage cashed out to the tune of $350,000. A shell company was allegedly used to funnel Kolfage’s payments through Bannon’s nonprofit. Phony invoices and vendor arrangements were made in order to obfuscate Kolfage’s payoffs, according to the feds.
Bannon, Kolfage, Shea and Badolato are each being charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and another count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Both counts carry a maximum of 20 years in prison. Bannon could spend the rest of his life behind bars if he is found guilty of the charges.
President Donald Trump has warned in the past that the “We Build the Wall” project was dubious and launched by people out to undermine his own border wall:
I disagreed with doing this very small (tiny) section of wall, in a tricky area, by a private group which raised money by ads. It was only done to make me look bad, and perhsps it now doesn’t even work. Should have been built like rest of Wall, 500 plus miles. https://t.co/L8RUPCAhqc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2020
It appears that the president’s concerns were valid, as the individuals behind the project may be serving major jail time in the near future.
Fact Check: FBI/DOJ is LYING; Stats Show Black Terrorists Far More Dangerous Than White Supremacists
White supremacy is the new Russian collusion.
As cities are burned to the ground by diversity mobs nationwide, federal officials have assured us that the real terror threat isn’t the Black Lives Matter uprising that is unleashing an orgy of destruction. The real threat, according to our vaunted intelligence community, is evil white supremacists.
FBI Director Chris Wray has propagandized against white people for months, doing everything he can to make sure whites are demonized by the federal government.
“Within that racially-motivated violent extremism bucket, people ascribing to some kind of white supremacist-type ideology is certainly the biggest chunk of that,” Wray told Democrats last week.
“We look at Antifa as more of an ideology or a movement than an organization,” Wray added – doing public relations for the violent left-wing terrorist group.
Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf has echoed similar statements while addressing the Senate as well.
“White supremacist extremists, from a lethality standpoint over the last two years, particularly when you look at 2018 and 2019, are certainly the most persistent and lethal threat when we talk about domestic violent extremists,” Wolf said.
However, a close examination of the facts show that these deep state hacks are lying. They are relying on propaganda from left-wing thought control groups like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) instead of using the actual data to make their determinations.
According to the Justice Department data from 2017 (long before the ongoing BLM anti-white riots started), black Americans are over-represented by 50 percent in the number of overall hate crimes committed. Meanwhile, whites are underrepresented by 24 percent. The results are consistent for other years as well, showing that it is blacks who are committing a disproportionate amount of hate crimes.
Blacks also commit hate crimes at a rate that is three times higher than whites per 100,000 Americans, according to FBI crime data in 2016-2017. The SPLC’s own data even shows that blacks are more than twice as likely to join a hate group. When it comes to domestic extremist terrorism, it is the same story. Blacks are once again far more likely to commit terrorist attacks than their white counterparts.
According to homeland security data, blacks are yet again over-represented by 19.4 percent when committing domestic extremist attacks. Meanwhile, whites are underrepresented yet again by 32 percent. Despite making up just 13 percent of the population, blacks accounted for over 32 percent of domestic extremist attacks that occurred between 2015 and 2019. Over the same time period, whites only accounted for 29 percent of the domestic extremist attacks even though they made up 62 percent of the total population.
The facts are clear: whites are statistically far less likely to commit domestic terrorism or engage in other violent racist activity than blacks. However, the feds still focus their efforts on white people while giving a pass to blacks who burn, loot and murder at epidemic rates in cities across the country.
The reason why the feds refuse to focus their efforts on the actual threat is because of a successful lobbying campaign by the Radical Left. Monolithic bureaucracies like the FBI and DHS are tied at the hip to special interest groups like the ADL. The ADL is a seditious anti-white organization that hates the Bill of Rights and Constitution while lobbying for Big Brother censorship against Trump supporters.
Big League Politics has reported on how lives are being destroyed because of the ADL’s paranoid and neurotic campaigns to thwart internet memes:
Days after the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) listed the “OK” hand gesture as a hate symbol in their database, an actor at Universal Studios Orlando was fired after it was discovered he had used the symbol in a group photo back in March.
Tiffiney and Richard Zinger, after apparently reading the ADL’s report, discovered that the symbol was used in their family’s group photo at Universal. The biracial couple promptly rushed to the media, ginned up a controversy, and got the man fired as a result.
“It’s more than the ‘OK’ sign,” Richard Zinger told USA Today. “A lot of people don’t understand what that sign means.”
“We just wanted to take them to see the minions,” Tiffiney Zinger said. “Do something special for our family and this person ruined that special warm feeling.”
What they failed to mention to the press is that one of their children is also doing the innocuous symbol in the photograph. But that didn’t stop them from initiating a witch hunt and getting the man fired anyway, while exploiting their undeserved limelight to virtue-signal about their righteousness.
“I’ve been emotionally distraught about it. I’m still pretty upset that someone felt they needed to do this to children,” Tiffiney Zinger said. “It can cause emotional stress on my child and her development.”
“I just want somebody to take responsibility for it because nobody is taking responsibility for anything,” Richard Zinger said.
“I want to cause change,” Tiffiney Zinger said. “I hope this doesn’t happen to another family again, and I pray that this doesn’t happen to another kid.”
Universal Studios Orlando, of course, jumped into action following these hysterics as America slumps further into idiocracy and madness.
Groups like the ADL and SPLC should be barred from providing any more faulty intelligence to federal officials and weakening our national security. After that happens, they should lose their non-profit status and be booted from the country entirely for undermining American safety.
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