Steve Bannon and Others Arrested After ‘We Build The Wall’ Scam Exposed!

President Donald Trump has had one of the most fluid administrations in modern history, with major players coming and going in rapid succession.

To some, this may seem alarming.  They see the constant shuffle as a sign turbulence or weakness when, in fact, this is more likely an issue of Donald Trump brining the boardroom to The Beltway.

After all, rapid adaptation isn’t exactly Washington’s strong suit.

Now, one of Trump’s former confidantes has found himself in a heap of trouble, along with a few of his close friends.

Steve Bannon, a former adviser to President Trump, was among four suspects arrested Thursday and indicted in connection with an online fundraising campaign that allegedly defrauded donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Justice Department announced.

According to the indictment, Bannon and co-defendant Brian Kolfage told the public that they were a “volunteer organization” and that 100% of the money raised would go toward their stated goal, which was to raise money for the federal government to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Those representations were false,” the indictment said. Prosecutors claim that Kolfage, Bannon, Andrew Badolato and Timothy Shea took money for themselves as the campaign raised upward of $25 million. The indictment alleges that Bannon received more than $1 million through a nonprofit that he then used for personal expenses and to pay Kolfage.

Prosecutors say Bannon and the others used the nonprofit and a shell company to hide the payments to Kolfage “by using fake invoices and sham ‘vendor’ arrangements,” as well as other means of keeping the payments quiet. The indictment stated that in order to raise funds, Kolfage and Bannon “repeatedly and falsely” told the public that Kolfage would “not take a penny” in compensation.

Bannon has since pleaded not guilty to the charges.