The president’s final pardons were yet another iteration of the two-tiered justice system that serves the wealthy and powerful.
That Trump has now pardoned Bannon for defrauding his base over a wall that was never built is as fitting a capstone to his presidency as any.
The president issued 70 commutations and pardoned 73 people early Wednesday, in his final hours in office.
The former Breitbart News CEO and chief White House strategist was indicted in August for defrauding donors.
A corrupt Ukraine firm reportedly got direct access to then-vice president Joe Biden through his son.
Rich, Charlie, and Alexandra discuss Biden’s convention-closing speech, how Obama’s speech outshone Harris’s, and Steve Bannon’s arrest.
If there are convictions, the potential penalties are severe.
There is a broader issue regarding the future of the conservative movement: the failure of Trumpism to put down deep institutional roots.
I wonder if at any point, the prosecutors will argue that Bannon could have gotten away with the scheme if he hadn't gotten . . . “sloppy.”
The former Trump adviser and three other defendants were arrested on Thursday morning.