FBI executed 35 raids against Trump supporters: Bannon
Former presidential advisor, Steve Bannon, claims that US President Joe Biden is behind new FBI raids on Trump supporters for wanting to silence dissenting voices.
Former adviser to former US president Donald Trump Steve Bannon claimed that the FBI executed raids targeting dozens of Donald Trump supporters this week.
On the conservative Charlie Kirk Show on Friday, Bannon said: “there were 35 FBI raids yesterday” targeting “senior members of MAGA, Republican supporters of Donald Trump.” He commented that there was no need for the raids, as “these people have lawyers,” adding that the “jack-booted Gestapo” intentionally made a “big display of this.” - referring to US President Joe Biden.
According to Bannon, the Washington establishment is adamant about silencing any opposing voices and is resorting to “lawfare, financial terrorism, law—you know, everything legally — and quite frankly, up to assassinations.”
The prominent conservative figure expressed that “this is all about intimidation,” with the Biden administration acknowledging that “they are losing, after vowing not to give in, saying: “Screw them. I spit right in their eye, I can’t care less.”
Bannon's claims come just one day after he was indicted at a court in Manhattan on multiple charges, specifically conspiracy and money laundering, linked to a crowdfunding fraud scheme by allegedly swindling donors out of money meant to fund a wall on the border with Mexico. After being arrested on Thursday morning, Bannon pleaded not guilty to all counts and was reportedly released without bail later in the day.
The controversial figure was found guilty of contempt of Congress in July after a brief trial that featured only two government witnesses who detailed the longtime Donald Trump aide's defiance of a House committee's demand for records and testimony in its investigation of the Capitol attack.
Upon being asked by the host of the show to confirm the truth of the 35 FBI raids, adding that this has not this reported in any media outlet, the former Trump adviser replied: “I’m breaking that news right here.”
Newsweek magazine stated that it has reached out to the FBI to comment on Bannon’s allegations, but has received no response.