How former Trump adviser Steve Bannon joined forces with a Chinese billionaire who has divided the president's allies - 2020-09-13
When federal agents arrested former chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon off the coast of Connecticut on Aug. 20, he was relaxing on a 150-foot yacht belonging to a flashy Chinese billionaire whose efforts to obtain asylum in the United States have divided top allies of President Trump.
Most of the attention after Bannon's arrest has been on the federal charges alleging that he fleeced donors to a nonprofit group that claimed it was privately building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
But it has been Bannon's partnership with Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, on whose yacht Bannon had told friends he had been living in recent months, that has come to dominate his post-White House career — a partnership that is now also under scrutiny. A company linked to both is a focus of a separate federal investigation, according to multiple people familiar with the probe.