Former Trump Adviser Bannon Indicted in NY

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The Facts

  • On Thurs., former White House strategist Steve Bannon was charged in NY with defrauding donors to the 'We Build the Wall' organization, which was supposed to help pay for erecting the wall on the southern border of the US.

  • Bannon, who surrendered to authorities in Manhattan on Thurs., has been charged with two felony counts of money laundering, two counts of conspiracy, and a felony count of scheming to defraud. He could face up to 15 years in prison.

The Spin

Left narrative

Bannon received a 'get out of jail free' card from his former boss for federal charges, but Trump can't save him now. With Bannon's partners having already pleaded guilty to similar charges, it's not looking good for the former White House advisor.

Right narrative

Silencing Bannon before this fall's crucial midterms is a top goal of the left. Now they're ignoring Trump's pardon and pushing out false charges against him, which are even more unfounded when you consider the success of We Build the Wall.

Nerd narrative

There's a 26% chance that Donald Trump will be jailed or incarcerated before 2030, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

Political split



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