Skip to content
Search AI Powered

Latest Stories

Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Arrested

Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Arrested
Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

In 2018, frustrated with Congress refusing to allocate billions of dollars to President Donald Trump's border wall in its budget, Trump supporters began a GoFundMe organized by Iraq War veteran Brian Kolfage.

The campaign was a huge financial success, raising tens of millions of dollars—still significantly short of the billions needed for the wall. Kolfage repeatedly assured donors that he'd make sure all of the money would go toward the wall's construction.

Now, over two years later, Kolfage and three others have been indicted by the Southern District of New York. Infamous former Trump advisor Steve Bannon is among them.

Bannon's initial appointment to the Trump administration as a chief strategist drew national outcry because of his ties to white supremacy. Bannon was the founder of Breitbart News—a media outlet labeled by Media Bias/Fact Check as "Extreme Right, Propaganda, Conspiracy." He departed the White House in 2017.

Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said:

"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. 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."

Meanwhile, the White House attempted to distance Trump from the man he appointed to his administration:

"President Trump has not been involved with Steve Bannon since the campaign and the early part of the Administration, and he does not know the people involved with this project."

People were overjoyed at the news of Bannon's arrest.

It wasn't lost on anyone that U.S. Postal Service inspectors were the ones to carry out Bannon's arrest.

Bannon is expected to plead not guilty.

More from News/political-news

Kit Connor
Karwai Tang/WireImage/GettyImages

Kit Connor Is Rumored To Be Top Choice For Gay MCU Superhero—And 'Heartstopper' Fans Are So Into It

Fans of Heartstopper were absolutely chuffed and crossing their fingers after hearing rumors that British actor Kit Connor was being considered to play a known LGBTQ+ superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The 20-year-old has been acting since he was just 8 in numerous TV and film projects, including roles in the 2018 films The Mercy, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. He also portrayed a teenaged Elton John in 2019's Rocketman and voiced Pantalaimon in the HBO fantasy series His Dark Materials.

Keep ReadingShow less
yellow smiley face balloons
Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

People Explain Which Things Massively Improved Their Mental Health

It wasn't that long ago that mental health was only spoken of in hushed whispers due to ignorance and stigma.

But with education and awareness efforts, more people are paying attention to their own mental health and that of the people they care about.

Keep ReadingShow less

People Who Turned Down A Marriage Proposal Explain Why They Said 'No'

Keep ReadingShow less
Screenshot of J.D. Vance

JD Vance Got Laughs With A Cringey 'Political Violence' Joke During His RNC Speech

Former President Donald Trump's running mate J.D. Vance was criticized for appearing to make light of the recent assassination attempt on Trump's life during his speech accepting the vice presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention.

At one point, Vance joked about "political violence" between Ohio and Michigan supporters while discussing some of his life experiences before officially starting his political career with a successful 2022 Senate campaign.

Keep ReadingShow less
Screenshots of Kamala Harris and J.D. Vance

Kamala Harris Calls Out JD Vance For 'What He Didn't Say' During RNC Speech In Epic Takedown

In a fiery speech to supporters in North Carolina, Vice President Kamala Harris called out what J.D. Vance—former President Donald Trump's freshly selected running mate—"didn't say" in his speech accepting the VP nomination on Night 3 of the Republican National Convention.

Amid much talk about key conservative issues like immigration, the ongoing border crisis, and "law and order," he did not once mention what the GOP has explicitly laid out and is now attempting to distance itself from: Project 2025.

Keep ReadingShow less