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Steve Bannon Indicted; Good News For The Republic

August 21, 2020
Steve Bannon during the "Bloggers Briefing" at the Heritage Foundation, October 19, 2010. Photo: Don Irvine, flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/irvines/5104952894/
Steve Bannon during the "Bloggers Briefing" at the Heritage Foundation, October 19, 2010. Photo: Don Irvine, flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/irvines/5104952894/

Steve Bannon was arrested on August 20th on a wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy indictment from the Southern District of New York. Despite what will surely be Bannon’s play—that this is an anti-Trump indictment delivered straight from the coven of Trump enemies in the Southern District of New York—the indictment itself makes clear that these are substantial fraud allegations. According to the Wall Street Journal of August 19th, Bannon is also under federal investigation concerning a $300 million private offering he engineered with Chinese dissident and fugitive billionaire Guo Wengui, a/k/a Miles Kwok.

No doubt, the struggling Democrats will use this to impugn the President’s judgment and claim that he surrounded himself with crooks. That claim is absurd. As the smoke has cleared here it is very clear that Wall Street and the City of London, working through the British and U.S. intelligence services under Barack Obama, aimed multiple missiles at Trump, Mike Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Roger Stone, George Papadopoulos, and others, with Bannon serving as an insider time bomb, allied to the traitors.

Trump supporters, who follow Bannon’s nightly “War Room” and other efforts to repackage himself again in a MAGA flag, might find that last statement amazing. But, it is the only conclusion which can be drawn from the actual factual history here. Yes, the charges come from the Southern District of New York, a district which has been trying to scalp the Presidency. Yes, it will be played against the President. But actual history seldom follows such simple links or appearances.

Just to cite the most relevant facts here. Steve Bannon claimed that it was he, not Donald Trump, who created Trump’s 2016 electoral victory. When Trump fired the ego obsessed former Goldman Sachs partner, Bannon, working with New York gossip novelist Michael Wolff, penned two novellas painting the President as an unhinged criminal. He told Congressional committees that Donald Trump, Jr. was guilty of the crime of treason and his trial testimony against former Trump associate Roger Stone is credited as a significant cause of Stone’s conviction.

A deeper dive into Bannon’s background locates him as one of the prime British intelligence chess pieces foisted early on Trump’s campaign to discredit Trump and steer his supporters down a variety of self-defeating and toxic rabbit holes. He was a key creator of the so-called Alt Right, a British intelligence inspired movement which takes genuine aspirations to preserve the nation state and channels them into deviant social movements, including overt racism. He used his business dealings in the gamer culture of Hong Kong, while a British controlled entity, to transform the toxic gamer culture flourishing there into a political movement.

Lately, Bannon, ever in pursuit of fame and fortune, has taken up with Chinese billionaire fugitive Guo Wengui in an inflammatory and bellicose campaign against China, reflecting the nonsense coming from Britain’s Henry Jackson Society and the circles of Sir Richard Dearlove. Dearlove and his proteges Christopher Steele and Sir Andrew Wood, among other British intelligence sponsors, are the actual authors of the coup against the President. A lawsuit brought by a Conservative Republican private intelligence firm, Strategic Vision, against Guo, argues that he is a double agent trying to out Chinese dissidents in the United States. History, as previously stated, is complicated.

Bannon was arrested on a yacht off the coast of Connecticut. Guo and Bannon have collaborated through GTV media on rabidly anti-China films and on campaigns against China which also involve the countergang Falun Gong. GTV media is the subject of the federal investigation concerning its $300 million private offering outlined by the Wall Street Journal. Bannon has also led the Committee on Present Danger-China, a D.C. assemblage of rabid China hawks unhinged from economic or strategic realities.

The indictment involves a scheme by Bannon and three others to use “Go Fund Me” to raise funds for building the southern border wall at the point where Congress and the courts were holding up the project. President Trump publicly opposed the private project at its inception, saying that no private funding should be provided for the wall and that Bannon was “show boating.”

The indictment, quoting directly from exchanged text messages and emails, finds Bannon and his co-conspirators promising donors to the project, which raised millions, that not a dime of the money would go to Bannon or his co-defendants. All of the money would go to the private effort to construct the border wall, according to their repeated representations to donors. Instead, Bannon and others diverted millions to personal uses, including $1 million to Bannon personally. They concocted a series of sham invoices and transactions to disguise their diversions of funds. Once notified of the federal investigation in October, 2019, the defendants also altered their website to eliminate their fraudulent promises that they would not personally benefit from the effort.

Bannon became a luminary in U.S. political circles when he took over as editor of Breitbart News following the untimely death of its founder, Andrew Breitbart. In 2016, Bannon and his Breitbart sponsors, the billionaire family of Wall Street hedge fund Quant, Robert Mercer, supported Ted Cruz for the presidency. When Cruz lost the primary, Bannon and his sponsors offered their services to the Trump Campaign.

In 2013, Bannon and the Mercers had founded Cambridge Analytica, a subsidiary of the British military information warfare company, SCL. Cambridge Analytica utilized so-called psychographs, derived from voters’ social media behaviors, to target political ads in campaigns and voters for predictive behavioral exploitations. Its tactics exploded in controversy as its so-called work in both the Brexit Campaign and the Trump Campaign led to charges of voter manipulation and fed ugly efforts by NATO and British intelligence to discredit both campaigns.

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