Trump Admin And Camp Continue Distancing Themselves From Bannon's Border Wall Scheme - 2020-08-23
Acting DHS secretary Chad Wolf and Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller on Sunday distanced themselves from former Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon's alleged money laundering scheme in the "We Build The Wall" project that led to his indictment by Manhattan prosecutors on fraud charges.
During Sunday morning interviews, both Wolf and Miller appeared to take a cue from President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in claiming ignorance of Bannon's border wall scheme.
On Thursday, Trump claimed that he hasn't "been dealing with" his former campaign manager "at all" — invoking his typical reaction to news of an associate getting caught in alleged criminal activity — despite how several people in Trump's inner circle previously embraced the private border-wall gambit and its founder, Brian Kolfage, who was also indicted over the scheme. The President's remarks came a month after he first claimed no involvement in "We Build the Wall" in a tweet.