Steve Bannon, former adviser to President Trump, told Charlie Kirk on his show that the same day he was arraigned on fraud charges, 35 other Trump allies had their homes raided by the FBI as well.
BOMBSHELL — Steve Bannon broke news that at least 35 Raids were conducted yesterday against Trump allies across the country.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 9, 2022
Bannon was arrested, but pleaded not guilty to charges of money laundering regarding fundraising for the border wall, but he was released with no bail.
According to Red State, Shortly after his arrest, Bannon told Charlie Kirk that “we saw from Biden’s demonic anti-MAGA speech that this was the primal scream of a dying regime. Bannon claimed there were 35 FBI raids on senior MAGA/Trump allies.”
While Bannon’s claim that 35 people were served subpoenas cannot be substantiated, there is some anecdotal evidence out there that supports it. This tweet from Harmeet Dhillon, a First Amendment attorney, shows that Bannon’s arrest was not an isolated incident.
Can confirm this happened to many Trump allies I know as well.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) September 9, 2022
Bannon, along with other conservative pundits and leaders, have described this tactic by the DOJ and Attorney General as unethical and unfair. In their minds, Democrats are weaponizing the FBI and DOJ to intimidate Republican and conservative leaders.
Bannon said in a statement on Tuesday, “They are coming after all of us, not only President Trump and myself. I am never going to stop fighting. In fact, I have not yet begun to fight. They will have to kill me first.”
Many Democrats believe the raid and investigation both into Bannon and Trump are warranted and that there is information out there that could be damaging to both.
Many Republicans, on the other hand, are largely standing behind President Trump as an investigation into a former President of this nature and this close to a midterm election is, at the very least, unprecedented.
It all started with the FBI raid of Mar-A-Lago, but that raid seems to have backfired on some level. In fact, it has been reported that Trump’s campaign was able to raise more than $1 million per day in the aftermath of that FBI sting.
Maybe these other Republican leaders who have been targeted by the FBI will stand up in the face of adversity and try to turn this negative into a positive for the upcoming midterm elections.