White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon could face criminal charges for monies received from PAC during campaign.
A campaign ethics watchdog and a political group are now calling on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the FBI to investigate those connections because they believe the entanglements between the Mercers, the super PAC and the Trump campaign are illegal.
The FEC complaint could result in a monetary penalty—if its six commissioners decide to investigate, which Fischer says they rarely do. That could be why the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, part of the super PAC Keep America Great, is pursuing criminal charges instead of an FEC wrist slap. The coalition said in a November 15 statement that it had reported Bannon to the FBI over his allegedly receiving PAC money during the course of the campaign. The full amount from the super PAC to Glittering Steel was $950,090. “What we uncovered was almost a million dollars’ worth of payments that went to Bannon’s company,” the coalition’s Scott Dworkin tells Newsweek. “That in its own right is a felony.” (In his response, Gidley reiterated that Bannon was not associated with the super PAC.). Read the full article from Newsweek here.
Steve Bannon helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. Trump himself has admitted to FEC violations. Is it any wonder that these two people have colluded in their attempts to bring forth a Trump victory at any cost? Please add your comments below.