If taking a salary from a non-profit is a crime, then Hillary and BLM should be doing life sentences.
In 2020, in the few days between the Democrat National Convention and the Republican National Convention, the Southern District of New York (SDNY) used lawfare to put out a political hit on the We Build the Wall founders and President Trump. The We Build the Wall campaign was an effort to build a Southern Wall while Congress prevented it from being built.
Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage and two others raised over $25 million in private funds and began building sections of the border wall on their own. It was a great success. The group built miles of new border wall on the Rio Grande and in the Sunland Park area. They built nearly four miles of new wall. The Department of Homeland Security praised their efforts.
They built two sections for less than $25 million! That sounds like a steal. Can you imagine what it would cost the government to complete such a project?
The fact that Kolfage would dare to build a wall and prevent illegals from flooding the US Southern border INFURIATED Democrats and weak RINOs in Congress. So the SDNY decided to punish the organizers and steal all of their contacts and names of contributors. The SDNY arrested the leaders in another terribly corrupt hit on President Trump supporters.
New York sent 15 Postal Service Agents to Florida to arrest triple amputee Kolfage. They dragged him to their car in the rain without his wheelchair and forced him to pull himself into the vehicle with his one good limb.
Not one of the 15 USPIS agents even considered providing a vehicle that was wheelchair accessible for their arrest of triple-amputee war hero Kolfage. They drove all the way from New York and apparently never even considered the fact that Kolfage had lost three limbs in Iraq and was the most severely injured US airman to survive any war.
…….They charged Brian and others with fraud for taking $350,000 in donations as salary for their work.
The group built more border wall than Republican or Democrat lawmakers had in several years. But the organizers took money to pay for their efforts and expenses while independently building the wall on the Southern border! So they needed to be punished.
On Thursday Brian Kolfage pleaded guilty in federal court to fraud. He dared to build a border wall and needed to be punished.
Kolfage was working with the government to build the wall segments.
Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss came out a short time later and called all the men involved in building the Southern border wall ‘fraudsters’. These ‘fraudsters’ had claimed all donations for building the wall would be spent on the wall and they had the audacity of paying themselves for their expenses and work.
Of course no victims of the ‘fraudsters’ abuse were identified or cited in the indictment. (It’s doubtful if anyone who gave to the border wall project gave a damn about Kolfage and others covering their work and expenses.)
……A Florida US Marshal was overheard telling the the New York USPIS agents at the court house: “Nothing like the state of New York to come down here to Florida and make a political show.”
The Florida Marshals were very upset and told Kolfage: “I don’t agree with the handling of this one bit, it’s 100% political!”
“I’ve taken direct hits from mortars fighting for my country overseas, now I’m taking mortars from a politically corrupted and weaponized judicial system who has made it their #1 goal to target all Trump associates. With reckless regard for the constitution they have set out on a mission to destroy people’s lives by intimidation through a weaponized mainstream media platform that regurgitates and tries defendants in the court of public opinion before facts are even known. This is not the type of freedom I raised my right hand to defend, this is totalitarianism to take political prisoners.
They are coming after us for one reason, we embarrassed them, we proved that Americans wanted border security. ‘We the people’ then built the wall and cut off major human smuggling routes. We showed Americans that we can accomplish the “impossible” with a little good old fashioned hard work. Everything we accomplished went against the tainted beliefs of these socialists from NY who are after us. They want the permanent political class to stay in power. And in order to achieve that they need globalism and open borders to keep the power on their side.
When the facts come out over the next few months they are going to have to drop this case; it’s that’s simple, this case is 100% TAINTED by political motivations. That’s why they timed it to the eve of the Republican National Convention, just as Steve Bannon was beginning to advise the Trump Campaign again.”
The Feds’ case is crumbling, so they’re trying to hit Kolfage with bogus tax charges:
One thing the agents made sure to obtain was Kolfage’s list of individuals who had donated to the Build the Wall project. We questioned whether this list is now being used by the same outfit, the USPIS, to spy on Americans…
So the Fed’s got what they really wanted and then charged Kolfage with fraud they still to this day cannot provide adequate evidence for because they have delayed providing this to the courts multiple times.
……The Feds appear to be reaching again. According to Kolfage in a statement:
“This is just more political targeting by the DOJ and the IRS. They know the ‘We Build the Wall’ case is not coming through like they thought it was, the charges were all phony and with malicious intent to interfere with the election. This is their modus operandi, they actually brought tax evasion charges over me filing an amended return in the same year. My tax returns were all correct and filed in the same tax year that they were due.
They are bringing federal charges because I didn’t file an extension; that’s the real story. This should be a civil fine at most for being late to complete the full filing. But because the DOJ and IRS have been weaponized and operate on a two tiered justice system, the real criminal Hunter Biden will never be indicted.”
Kolfage is right. Filing an amended return is perfectly legitimate. Being targeted for filing an amended return is not legitimate. The real crooks are the ones pushing bogus political indictments.
This is what the Dems’ weaponized jackboots do to American citizens who won’t tow the autocratic party line.