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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:56 PM

In Steve Bannon Case, Prosecutors Have 'Voluminous' Emails

Source: New York Times

Federal prosecutors have seized “voluminous” emails and other communications in their case against Stephen K. Bannon, the former adviser to President Trump who is charged with defrauding donors to a private group that promised to build a wall on the Mexican border, the government said on Monday.

Mr. Bannon and three other men have been accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the scheme. The campaign, known as “We Build the Wall,” raised more than $25 million from private donors by promising to build portions of the wall, the president’s signature political initiative.

Prosecutors have said that while thousands of investors were led to believe all their donations would go toward the project, Mr. Bannon diverted over a million dollars and used some of it for personal expenses. He pleaded not guilty on Aug. 20 and declared as he left federal court in Manhattan, “This entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the wall.”

The government outlined the materials it had seized during a virtual court hearing in Manhattan Monday that also highlighted the charged, election-year atmosphere surrounding the case.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/31/nyregion/steve-bannon-build-the-wall-fraud.html

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brooklynite Aug 31 OP
BigmanPigman Aug 31 #1
totodeinhere Aug 31 #5
Thekaspervote Aug 31 #2
dewsgirl Aug 31 #3
totodeinhere Aug 31 #6
Devilsun Aug 31 #4
not fooled Sep 1 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:58 PM

1. Good, force him to talk.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:30 PM

5. He won't talk because he knows if he keeps his mouth shut he will get a pardon.

n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:59 PM

2. I hope they slow walk this and he's not convicted until 1/20/2021

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:09 PM

3. Unfortunately his trial isn't until May of 2021.

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:32 PM

6. It won't matter. Trump could pardon him before leaving office anyway.

Ford pardoned Nixon before he was even indicted for any crimes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:25 PM

4. Isn't it ironic

But it's his emails 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 12:51 AM

7. Greg Palast stated

on Thom Hartmann's show recently that Barr had to OK Bannon's arrest so was on board with taking him down while leaving KKKobach--who also was involved in the scheme--alone. Bannon had PO'ed the Mercers, insulted Ivanka, etc. so he was the one they went after. Jared's revenge!

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