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Inside Steve Bannon's Alleged Scheme To Fleece Trump Voters Who Wanted A Border Wall - 2020-08-20

F364.png Inside Steve Bannon's Alleged Scheme To Fleece Trump Voters Who Wanted A Border Wall August 20, 2020, Akbar Shahid Ahmed, Huffington Post

In stepped Steve Bannon, fresh off a seven-month stint in Trump's White House and a key role in the president's 2016 campaign. He provided We Build the Wall with the much-needed nonprofit organization and so much more: strategic guidance, plugs in conservative media and the stamp of approval from someone in Trumpworld. He also enlisted several prominent far-right figures for a 2019 Arizona event to promote the scheme.

Bannon helped launch an endeavor Donald Trump Jr. called "private enterprise at its finest." That story ended Thursday with a wide-ranging federal indictment charging Bannon, Kolfage and two alleged co-conspirators with defrauding donors to We Build the Wall.

The indictment alleges that some donors contacted Kolfage and said that, although they did not have a lot of money, "they were giving what they could because they trusted" the group to use it on a border wall. Instead, Bannon and his co-conspirators used the money to subsidize a lavish lifestyle of speedboats, cars, cosmetic surgery and travel, according to federal prosecutors. HuffPost interviewed some of the donors on Thursday who now feel "taken."

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{{cite news | first = Akbar Shahid | last = Ahmed | author2 = Ryan J. Reilly; Jesselyn Cook; Luke O'Brien; George Zornick | title = Inside Steve Bannon's Alleged Scheme To Fleece Trump Voters Who Wanted A Border Wall | url = https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/steve-bannon-arrested-trump-supporters-build-the-wall-investigation_n_5f3ee771c5b697824f9644a1?ri18n=true | work = Huffington Post | date = August 20, 2020 | accessdate = August 23, 2020 }}