Steve Bannon’s legal troubles are mounting once again this week, as the political provocateur finds himself preparing for a new indictment.
This time around, Bannon is again dealing with allegations of defrauding people through an organization that appeared to be fundraising to build a border wall. This was the same charge that Bannon saw dropped after being pardoned by then-President Donald Trump, but this new indictment is arriving in State Court where those pardons can’t reach.
Bannon was positively fuming at the news.
Bannon slammed the new charges by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg as “partisan political weaponization of the criminal justice system.”
“Just days after being swatted three different times by deranged thugs from New York City inspired by the Biden Administration to assassinate me by police, the Soros-backed DA has now decided to pursue phony charges against me 60 days before the midterm election because WarRoom is the major source of the MAGA grassroots movement,” Bannon raged in a statement.
“The SDNY did the exact same thing in August 2020 to try to take me out of the election. It didn’t work then, it certainly won’t work now. This is nothing more than a partisan political weaponization of the criminal justice system,” Bannon continued.
“I am proud to be a leading voice on protecting our borders and building a wall to keep our country safe from drugs and violent criminals. The WarRoom show will be more vital, more intense, more urgent, and bigger this time,” Bannon added, again name-checking his podcast.
Then came the most shocking statement of all:
“They are coming after all of us, not only President Trump and myself. I am never going to stop fighting. In fact, I have not yet begun to fight. They will have to kill me first,” Bannon, never one for subtly, continued while echoing rhetoric from Trump world following the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.
Bannon has also faced legal challenges stemming from his refusal to comply with a subpoena from the January 6th select committee, which resulted in a contempt charge just months ago.