Bannon Partners Had History of Cashing in on Trump Movement
NEW YORK (AP) — The three men charged along with former White House strategists Steve Bannon in a scheme to skim off donations to a project to build a border wall came together through a shared a devotion to Donald Trump and a rich, sometimes checkered, history of trying to make money off his political movement.
One is an Iraq war veteran who ran news sites stoking right-wing rage.
Another owns a company that sells Trump-themed energy drinks.
And a third is an ex-columnist for Breitbart and an entrepreneur who has left a trail of failed businesses.