• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Steve Bannon arrested in Border Wall funding scheme

jnug

DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 23, 2018
Messages
29,830
Reaction score
13,944
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Dumbass trumpets.....suckers walking around with big lollypops stuck to their forehead.
 

Slavister

DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 8, 2018
Messages
8,632
Reaction score
5,573
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Dumbass trumpets.....suckers walking around with big lollypops stuck to their forehead.

Quick, where is Barr? Trump must be upset - but it's ok, he'll use pardon power if needed.
 

Ikari

Moderator
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 8, 2006
Messages
86,994
Reaction score
57,173
Location
Colorado
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian - Left
What!!!??? Not some Trumpeteer who worked closely with Trump acting as a conman ripping folk off!!?? That could never happen Trump drained the swamp. Only hires the best.
 

Ikari

Moderator
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 8, 2006
Messages
86,994
Reaction score
57,173
Location
Colorado
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian - Left
Quick, where is Barr? Trump must be upset - but it's ok, he'll use pardon power if needed.

Don't worry. Barr will dismiss the prosecution against him. Gotta keep the Trump Cronies safe.
 

BlueTex

DP Veteran
Joined
Jan 15, 2019
Messages
40,130
Reaction score
30,297
Location
Texas
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Liberal

Starting in approximately December 2018, BRIAN KOLFAGE, STEPHEN BANNON, ANDREW BADOLATO, and TIMOTHY SHEA, and others, orchestrated a scheme to defraud hundreds of thousands of donors, including donors in the Southern District of New York, in connection with an online crowdfunding campaign ultimately known as “We Build The Wall” that raised more than $25 million to build a wall along the southern border of the United States. In particular, to induce donors to donate to the campaign, KOLFAGE repeatedly and falsely assured the public that he would “not take a penny in salary or compensation” and that “100% of the funds raised . . . will be used in the execution of our mission and purpose” because, as BANNON publicly stated, “we’re a volunteer organization.”

Those representations were false. In truth, KOLFAGE, BANNON, BADOLATO, and SHEA received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donor funds from We Build the Wall, which they each used in a manner inconsistent with the organization’s public representations. In particular, KOLFAGE covertly took for his personal use more than $350,000 in funds that donors had given to We Build the Wall, while BANNON, through a non-profit organization under his control (“Non-Profit-1”), received over $1 million from We Build the Wall, at least some of which BANNON used to cover hundreds of thousands of dollars in BANNON’s personal expenses. To conceal the payments to KOLFAGE from We Build the Wall, KOLFAGE, BANNON, BADOLATO, and SHEA devised a scheme to route those payments from We Build the Wall to KOLFAGE indirectly through Non-Profit-1 and a shell company under SHEA’s control, among other avenues. They did so by using fake invoices and sham “vendor” arrangements, among other ways, to ensure, as KOLFAGE noted in a text message to BADOLATO, that his pay arrangement remained “confidential” and kept on a “need to know” basis.



Leaders Of ‘We Build The Wall’ Online Fundraising Campaign Charged With Defrauding Hundreds Of Thousands Of Donors | USAO-SDNY | Department of Justice


Not just a little bit of skimming...
 

swing_voter

DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 4, 2019
Messages
13,042
Reaction score
8,454
Location
'Murica
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Independent
Why does anyone connected to Trump get arrested?
 

jnug

DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 23, 2018
Messages
29,830
Reaction score
13,944
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Oh it is going to get much worse for Trumpets once the truth actually sifts into their cement heads.

"Gee Alvira, those new judgeships aren't doin' us much good and that big tax cut never tricked down to us. We are still in the same trailer park we were in before we voted for "The Chosen One". IDIOTS
 

tacomancer

Christian Capitalist Social Democrat
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
61,742
Reaction score
43,110
Location
NE Ohio
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
Oh it is going to get much worse for Trumpets once the truth actually sifts into their cement heads.

"Gee Alvira, those new judgeships aren't doin' us much good and that big tax cut never tricked down to us. We are still in the same trailer park we were in before we voted for "The Chosen One". IDIOTS

Unfortunately, they don't think like that. If you want people in that demographic to change their mind, you need to get their sway on something they have a deep personal connection to in their local environment such as church.
 

jnug

DP Veteran
Joined
Mar 23, 2018
Messages
29,830
Reaction score
13,944
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Unfortunately, they don't think like that. If you want people in that demographic to change their mind, you need to get their sway on something they have a deep personal connection to in their local environment such as church.

Got it....Biden's new platform plank: "New churches everywhere with extra large parking spots for motor homes. Yee-haa Alvira, we're in the tall clover now!"
 

tacomancer

Christian Capitalist Social Democrat
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
61,742
Reaction score
43,110
Location
NE Ohio
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
Got it....Biden's new platform plank: "New churches everywhere with extra large parking spots for motor homes. Yee-haa Alvira, we're in the tall clover now!"

I doubt it. If that were the message, it would backfire since the framing is dismissive and condescending. A more proper one would be framing environmentalism as preserving the natural environment (and related sports such as hunting) that is often loved in the countryside.

That would be connecting it to something these people are familiar with and creating the type of emotional opening that a deeper message could resonate.
 

calamity

Privileged
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Feb 12, 2013
Messages
160,900
Reaction score
57,797
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Centrist
Dumbass trumpets.....suckers walking around with big lollypops stuck to their forehead.

I want Bannon in jail, but I have no sympathy for the victims. Hell, they were warned, repeatedly.
 

SMTA

Ketsu no Anna
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 22, 2012
Messages
38,604
Reaction score
10,345
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
Dumbass trumpets.....suckers walking around with big lollypops stuck to their forehead.
SDNY rocks.
The way they keep hammering the Trump empire with the law inspires hope.
 

calamity

Privileged
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Feb 12, 2013
Messages
160,900
Reaction score
57,797
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Centrist
Thank you to the United States Postal Service for delivering our mail & arresting Steve Bannon

Berman

:lamo
 

SMTA

Ketsu no Anna
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 22, 2012
Messages
38,604
Reaction score
10,345
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
I doubt it. If that were the message, it would backfire since the framing is dismissive and condescending. A more proper one would be framing environmentalism as preserving the natural environment (and related sports such as hunting) that is often loved in the countryside.

That would be connecting it to something these people are familiar with and creating the type of emotional opening that a deeper message could resonate.
I’d just like to see Biden promise to exterminate all the Trump cockroaches.
 

Helix

Administrator
Moderator
DP Veteran
Joined
Jul 1, 2011
Messages
83,199
Reaction score
73,099
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
Well, looks like election interference professionals will have to pencil this one into their schedules. I reccomend a healthy entrée of whataboutism. A side of so what is also on special today.
 

tacomancer

Christian Capitalist Social Democrat
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
61,742
Reaction score
43,110
Location
NE Ohio
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
I’d just like to see Biden promise to exterminate all the Trump cockroaches.

are you referring to people like barr and bannon?

because unfortunately, that will actually have the side effect of repelling the demographic i mentioned and the ideology these people have been instilled with by skilled manipulators will continue to harm the country. (even if it would be just in a moral sense)
 

SMTA

Ketsu no Anna
DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 22, 2012
Messages
38,604
Reaction score
10,345
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Moderate
are you referring to people like barr and bannon?

because unfortunately, that will actually have the side effect of repelling the demographic i mentioned and the ideology these people have been instilled with by skilled manipulators will continue to harm the country. (even if it would be just in a moral sense)
I know.
I was being nasty and vindictive.
 

tacomancer

Christian Capitalist Social Democrat
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Jan 8, 2010
Messages
61,742
Reaction score
43,110
Location
NE Ohio
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Liberal
I know.
I was being nasty and vindictive.

I feel that temptation too ;)

However, I have been running a bit of a thought experiment lately. what if liberals used the same tools that gingrich, limbaugh, trump, goebbels, etc used but for good instead of evil on this population?
 
Top Bottom