The legal trouble just keeps coming for Steve Bannon this week, as the former White House adviser and political provocateur is expected to be indicted on Thursday in New York in relation to a charity he once worked with that was raising funds to “build the wall”.
Bannon had already escaped punishment in the case once, having received a presidential pardon as Donald Trump was reluctantly preparing to leave office.
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.Trending:
“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.
And then come his most incendiary statement:
“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 is expected to turn himself in on Thursday.