How Fox News Helped Boost Bannon's 'We Build the Wall' Fiasco - 2020-08-20
No right-wing cause célèbre would be complete without some on-air boosting from Fox News. And in the case of Steve Bannon's allegedly fraudulent "We Build the Wall" fundraiser, the conservative cable channel obliged.
Bannon, a former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, was arrested Thursday morning on charges of using that border wall fundraising campaign to enrich himself and the fund's founder Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran who was also arrested.
According to federal prosecutors, Bannon and Kolfage, along with two others, defrauded the hundreds of thousands of donors who gave $25 million to their effort to privately fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The alleged wall scammers used those funds—despite publicly claiming "All money donated to the campaign goes directly to the wall!"—to line their own pockets and purchase luxury items, the indictment claimed.