BREAKING: Steve Bannon Surrenders; Taken Into Custody


( – HAPPENING NOW: Steve Bannon, a top advisor to former President Donald Trump who served in the Trump White House for a short period, has surrendered and been taken into custody by New York law enforcement authorities, where he faces multiple criminal charges related to his handling of millions of dollars donated to his “We Build the Wall” charity.

As Business Insider reports in “Steve Bannon surrenders in Manhattan ‘We Build the Wall’ donor-scam case”:

Steve Bannon turned himself in Thursday morning at the district attorney’s office in Manhattan, where he will be held pending an arraignment on state charges that he pocketed donations from the sham “We Build the Wall” charity in 2018.

“Bannon arrived shortly after 9 a.m., stepping out of a black SUV and shouting to the press cameras that he was being persecuted.

“‘There’s an irony, on the very day the mayor of this city has a delegation down on the border, they’re persecuting people here who are trying to stop them on the border.'” [emphasis added]

Bannon’s taunt of New York City Mayor Adams did not go unchallenged by a person in the gathered crowd.

“‘Stop hurting America, you greasy two-bit grifter!’ a nearby protester shouted back.” [emphasis added]

Bannon has been indicted and charged with two counts of money laundering, three counts of conspiracy, and one count of scheming to defraud in connection to his alleged pocketing of millions of dollars from his “We Build the Wall” charity, for which Americans sent him money believing he would use the funds to help build a wall on the southern border of the United States to keep illegal immigrants from entering the U.S.