Wednesday, September 7, 2022
CNN reports that former chief Trump advisor Steve Bannon is expected to surrender today on New York state charges related to fundraising efforts to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border.
The state charges are based on the same conduct that Bannon was charged with by federal prosecutors in 2020. Then-President Donald Trump pardoned Bannon on the federal fraud charges related to the alleged scheme as he was leaving office. Two others charged pled guilty. Presidential pardons do not apply to state investigations.
The Washington Post first reported Bannon’s plans to surrender to New York authorities.