Trump Expected To Pardon Steve Bannon

By Claire Hardwick

While once the chief strategist for President Trump, Bannon left on icy terms. The former Trump campaign manager left the national stage, and the MAGA stage, with some fierce criticism from the president. 

But on the eve of the inauguration, President Trump will most likely pardon Steve Bannon. Bannon, who was charged for defrauding donors for his “Build The Wall” campaign, was looking at a federal case. Prosecutors said Bannon misled donors, as their site promised every cent would go to the wall construction, but was found to use donor money for personal expenses. 

Reports emerged, however, that while many Republicans have left the president post-election, Bannon reconnected with his former boss. Bannon, in contrast, told his listeners on his podcast, “War Room,” on January 5th that “all hell is going to break loose tomorrow.” The hell that broke loose resulted in the death of five Americans at the US Capitol. 

Trump has pardoned other allies of his, especially those who were part of his 2016 campaign. Those include Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Michael Flynn. 

During his final hours, Trump may pardon up to 100 individuals as one of his last actions as president.