Steve Bannon, a former White House chief strategist and former senior adviser to trump, was arrested on August 20 for wire fraud and money laundering to fund the construction of the border wall, CNN reported. In the afternoon of the same day, Bannon attended the hearing for the first time and applied for an acquittal trial. Federal judges set a bail of $5 million and banned Bannon from using a private jet, yacht or boat without the court’s permission, and had to hand in his own passport. After that, Bannon was released on bail and left the federal court in Manhattan, New York. Ban Nong took off his mask before leaving and told reporters, “this farce is to stop people from building the border wall.”. How about ban Nong’s arrest? What is the trump administration’s response to this? Who else has trump been arrested or prosecuted? Today, “foreign affairs” restores the whole story for you. According to CNN, on August 20, local time, federal prosecutors in New York charged four defendants, including Bannon, on two counts of wire transfer fraud and money laundering to fund the construction of the border wall. According to two law enforcement officers, Bannon was arrested near Westbrook, Connecticut, at about 7:15 on August 20 with the cooperation of federal agents, the U.S. Postal inspection service and the U.S. Coast Guard. Bannon was then escorted to New York. At 16:00 on the same day, the federal court of Manhattan in New York held its first hearing on the Bannon case. According to a 24 page indictment, “we build the wall” is a volunteer group of supporters of trump, whose Advisory Committee is headed by Bannon. The organization claimed that all the money raised will be used to build the border wall between the United States and Mexico, but Bannon and other four people misappropriated a large amount of money for private use. “Bannon cheated hundreds of thousands of donors through the” we build the wall “organization, using their interest in the construction of the border wall to raise funds, falsely claiming that the money would be used for construction, but actually for private expenses,” said Audrey Strauss, an attorney for the project. < p > < p > prosecutors believe that Bannon received at least $1 million from the money raised for personal expenses. But at the hearing, Bannon refused to plead guilty. A federal judge immediately set a bail of $5 million for Bannon. After his release, Bannon would be banned from using a private jet, yacht or boat, and would have to hand in his own passport, and his activities would be limited to Connecticut, New York and Washington, D.C. Ban Nong was released that night. Before leaving the federal court in Manhattan, New York, Bannon took off his mask and told reporters, “this farce is to stop people from building the border wall.”. According to Reuters, after Bannon’s arrest, a reporter asked trump about the issue, and trump responded, “I feel terrible about these charges, but I don’t know about Bannon’s specific fund-raising activities.”. Trump stressed, “I think it’s a sad thing, but I haven’t dealt with him for a long time, in fact, for several years. Bannon did participate in our campaign, but only a small part, and it was a long time ago. According to the US political news website politico, after Bannon’s arrest, White House press secretary McNally said in a statement on August 20 that “President trump has always believed that the construction of the border wall should be done by the government, because it is complex and cannot be handled by private organizations”. < / P > < p > however, Trump’s son, Donald Jr., once praised the “we build the wall” organization. In a public event in 2019, little Donald said, “we build the wall” is the best private enterprise. However, Donald Jr. claimed on August 20 that he was not involved in any work other than praising “we build the wall” in that event. According to CNN, Bannon was once a very influential figure in the White House and served as the head of Trump’s campaign team, and was considered one of the main meritorious figures in Trump’s victory in 2016. During his tenure as chief strategist of the White House, Bannon has always been committed to persuading trump to live up to his promises during the campaign, including issuing immigration restrictions and withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. Bannon also had an impact on Trump’s key decisions. On August 18, 2017, the White House announced Bannon’s resignation as chief strategist. According to Reuters, Bannon is not the first person in the trump administration to be arrested. In addition to him, seven other members of the trump team have been arrested or charged. In January 2019, Roger stone, a former trump campaign adviser, was arrested in Florida and charged in November with five counts of false statements, one count of obstruction of justice and one count of threatening witnesses. < / P > < p > these charges relate to some of stone’s activities in supporting Trump’s election during the 2016 general election, as well as obstructing the investigation of Congress and special prosecutor Miller of tongrussia. < p > < p > on February 20, 2020, the Federal District Court of Washington announced that stone was convicted of seven charges, and his bad behavior must be severely punished. Stone was sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment for obstructing justice, 18 months for obstructing or intimidating witnesses, and 12 months’ imprisonment for making false statements to Congress. Because of the combined punishment for several crimes, stone’s time in prison should be three years and four months. Stone was scheduled to serve his sentence on July 14, but trump revealed in an interview on July 10 local time that he intended to pardon stone and would seek the possibility. In response, Stone said he did not want an amnesty, but wanted commutation of his sentence and hoped that trump would approve it.
also hoped that novel coronavirus pneumonia would be postponed until September 3rd. But a panel of federal appeals judges rejected stone’s request, which is currently serving his sentence in a federal prison in Georgia. < p > < p > according to USA today, Michael Flynn, a former US national security assistant, reached a guilty plea agreement with special prosecutor Miller’s “Russia door” investigation in December 2017, but last year, Flynn changed his lawyer team and stopped working with prosecutors. In January 2020, Flynn asked for the withdrawal of the plea agreement, and his lawyer Powell immediately requested that the case be overturned. Powell believed that the prosecution “took an intolerable wrong act” in prosecuting Flynn. < / P > < p > according to Powell’s April 30 filing, FBI officials had instructed agents how to talk to Flynn, and one of the memos said, “what is our goal? (for Flynn to tell) the truth or to be frank, or to tell him to lie so that we can sue him or get him fired “? < p > < p > in May, the Ministry of justice withdrew the prosecution against Flynn and denied the claim of “improper prosecution”. After Flynn’s indictment was dropped, trump said Flynn was a good man and would consider reappointment, but did not mention specific positions. In July, the federal court of appeal in Washington, D.C., agreed to hear Flynn’s case again. The move could challenge the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute, USA Today reported. At present, no final decision has been made in the Flynn case. In addition to the above officials, five others have been arrested or prosecuted, including former trump campaign leader Paul manaford, former trump private lawyer Michael Cohen, former trump campaign member Rick gates, former trump campaign assistant George Papadopoulos and former trump foreign policy informal adviser George Nader, according to Reuters 。
affected by the novel coronavirus pneumonia, mana Ford and Cohen have been transferred to their homes for serving sentences. Gates and Papadopoulos were sentenced to 45 days and 14 days’ imprisonment in 2019 and 2018 respectively; Nader was sentenced to 10 years in Virginia in June 26th this year.