(LifeSiteNews) — Dozens of Donald Trump allies had their homes raided by the Biden administration’s FBI yesterday, according to former senior Trump adviser Steve Bannon. The allegation comes amid increasingly aggressive rhetoric from Biden framing “MAGA Republicans” as “threats” to the “foundations” of the country.
Speaking to Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk on Real America’s Voice, Bannon said Friday that “thirty-five senior members, MAGA Republicans, supporters of Donald Trump,” were subjected to FBI raids on their homes the previous day.
BREAKING: Steve Bannon drops BOMBSHELL revealing 35 senior Trump allies were raided by Regime FBI yesterday
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 9, 2022
Noting that the raids have not been reported in major outlets, Kirk asked Bannon to repeat the allegation. Bannon stated that he was “breaking the news right here” that the raids had in fact taken place.
“Thirty-five members of MAGA, the Republican Party, people close to Donald Trump, were rolled in on yesterday by the FBI,” he said, arguing that while normally the FBI would serve subpoenas to individuals’ lawyers, they chose not to do so in this case.
“All these people have lawyers, they all know who the lawyers are, [the FBI] didn’t serve these subpoenas to the lawyers,” he said. “They wanted to make a big display of it, they wanted to take a bunch of their devices. This is the FBI trying to roll in and trying to be muscle.”
“This is a Gestapo tactic,” Bannon said. “This is all about intimidation.”
The FBI did not immediately respond to LifeSite’s request for comment.
In a Friday tweet responding to Bannon’s bombshell allegation, Liberty Center founder Harmeet Dhillon stated that “this happened to many Trump allies I know as well.”
Can confirm this happened to many Trump allies I know as well.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) September 9, 2022
Dhillon gave a fuller confirmation during a Friday night interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, in which she stated that as many as 50 search warrants or subpoenas were issued for Trump supporters.
According to Dhillon, the subpoenas were “extremely broad” and requested all communications ranging from a month prior to two months after the 2020 election.
The Purge Of MAGA Continues@pnjaban Joins Tucker Carlson To Confirm That The DOJ And FBI Are Continuing To Raid Trump Supporters And Tipping Off The Media Ahead Of The Raids pic.twitter.com/qYvpFafhLj
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) September 10, 2022
The reported raids come just weeks after the FBI executed its unprecedented search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida early last month. The news also follows increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the Biden administration against so-called “MAGA Republicans.”
Bannon himself is in the midst of an ongoing legal battle after he was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress by a federal court in July. The verdict was handed down after Bannon failed to comply with a subpoena issued by the Democrat-led House committee investigating the events of January 6, LifeSiteNews previously reported.
Bannon pleaded not guilty, but faces between 60 days and two years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.
On Thursday, the former Trump official was indicted again on separate charges of alleged money laundering, conspiracy, and scheme to defraud in relation to his involvement with a nonprofit set up to help build a wall on the southern border.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has officially crossed a line by weaponizing the FBI to target America’s most influential conservative leader — former president Donald Trump, a private citizen — without due process and with obvious political bias.
SIGN this petition to FBI Director Christopher Wray - condemn this blatant political policing againt former President Trump.
This single act has sent an unmistakable signal that anyone who holds a dissenting political belief from the leftist regime can have his or her life ruined by the Deep State — forcing them to defend themselves from a faceless FBI attack-arm of the federal government.
The FBI just proved that Donald Trump was right. He’s always been right.— Benny Johnson 🍊 (@bennyjohnson) August 9, 2022
No one will ever forget this.
We cannot stand for the complete corruption and weaponization of America's law enforcement, and especially not the FBI. We must stand united, bold, and patriotic — in the name of liberty, the rule of law, and American Greatness.
SEND A BOLD MESSAGE TODAY: WE ABSOLUTELY CONDEMN THE DESPICABLE FBI RAID ON A PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN — AND WE WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING FOR AMERICA FIRST!
This kind of weaponization of federal agencies against private citizens who hold a dissenting worldview is seen only in third-world countries.
This is exactly why Americans must use their voices and shout even more loudly that this country is worth saving from the ideologues on the radical left who care only about power and control.
We won’t know how fully insane the FBI raid on Trump is until we see the warrant and warrant application. But after Russiagate – years of investigation predicated largely on Clinton campaign misinformation -- if the basis for this isn’t bedrock-solid, there should be hell to pay.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 9, 2022
Destroying 30K classified emails with a hammer and bleach doesn’t get your home searched. Remember that.— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 9, 2022
American patriots will continue standing in the way of the left's attempt at hostile takeover, and will always defend America from her enemies — both foreign and domestic.
SIGN NOW: Our Founding Fathers added their names to the Declaration of Independence, and now more than ever is it important to add your name to the growing list of patriots who uphold our inalienable rights and the promise of self-government.
The @FBI raid on President Trump was approved by Director Wray, who also claimed that the illegal FISA warrants used to spy on Trump were constitutional.— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 9, 2022
Today’s raid is outrageous and unjust, but predictable.
Stand up against the targeting of private American citizens from FBI raids - we refuse to back down!
P.S. — Nobody is safe from politically motivated attacks under the current DOJ. And with 87,000 new IRS agents joining the executive branch, the unaccountable federal government is only growing. Now is the time to push back before it’s too late! SIGN NOW AND STAND STRONG TOGETHER!
After todays raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 9, 2022
While being marched in handcuffs before media members Thursday, Bannon argued “this is what happens the last days of a dying regime.”
“They will never shut me up,” he declared, adding he’s “not yet begun to fight.”
This article has been updated to include reference to Harmeet Dhillon’s Friday interview with Tucker Carlson.