Steve Bannon Claims At Least 35 Trump Allies Were Raided Yesterday by The FBI

Chris Menahan
Sep. 09, 2022

Former White House advisor Steve Bannon is claiming that at least 35 allies of President Donald Trump had their homes raided and electronics seized by the FBI just this week.

Bannon claimed the DOJ operation was partially referenced in the Washington Post.

It sounds like he was referring to the following article.

From The Washington Post, "Prosecutors seek details from Trump's PAC in expanding Jan. 6 probe":
The Justice Department is seeking details about the formation and operation of Donald Trump's post-presidential political operation, according to three people familiar with the probe, sending a raft of subpoenas in a significant expansion of the criminal investigation of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

A federal grand jury sent subpoenas on Wednesday to a wide range of former campaign and White House staffers asking for information about the Save America PAC, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing probe. They described the subpoenas as broad, seeking all documents and communications about opening the PAC and every dollar raised and spent.

At least one of the subpoenas also demanded information about the plan to submit slates of phony electors claiming Trump won pivotal states, including all communications with several key lawyers and advisers involved in the effort, one of the people said. They include Rudy Giuliani, Boris Epshteyn, Bruce Marks, Victoria Toensing and Joseph DiGenova, this person said.

Another one of the three people, who has direct knowledge of one of the subpoenas, said the document was "wide ranging" and included multiple other categories of information, but this person declined to describe them. FBI agents served at least some of the subpoenas in person on Wednesday, one of the people with knowledge said.

Spokesmen for Trump and the Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Some of the details of the subpoenas were reported by ABC and the New York Times.

Epshteyn declined to comment. So did Toensing, who is married to DiGenova. Giuliani did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Bannon himself was frog marched on Thursday for supposedly defrauding investors through the "We Build the Wall" campaign and charged with money laundering, conspiracy and fraud.

Bannon pleaded not guilty on all charges and said the feds will have to kill him to shut him up.

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