The case against Steve Bannon was always a political case of lawfare by the DOJ. Today a federal judge had to concede the pardon issued by President Trump encompasses the accusations made by a politically motivated DOJ. The case was dismissed.
(Via Fox News) – A federal judge granted Stephen Bannon’s motion to dismiss the case against him on Tuesday following then-President Donald Trump’s pardon.
“For the reasons stated above, Bannon’s motion is GRANTED and the Indictment is DISMISSED as to him, pursuant to paragraph one of the Pardon,” Judge Analisa Torres declared in a filing.
[…] Bannon and three other defendants were indicted about a year ago as federal prosecutors accused them of defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors in a $25 million “We Build the Wall” crowdfunding campaign. The Department of Justice said they were using the false pretense that all the money would be spent on the construction of the border wall between Mexico and the U.S.
The four defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to engage in money laundering. They all pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
But on Jan. 19, just before leaving office, President Trump granted Bannon a “full and unconditional pardon.” (read more)