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RandySF

(61,908 posts)
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 06:21 AM Jun 11

Bannon Tells Ex-FBI Directors to Leave the Country

WASHINGTON − Steve Bannon, who has advised former President Donald Trump, just warned the last two ex-FBI directors to "Get your passport, get the hell out of the country because hey, we're coming,” in a second Trump term.

The presumptive Republican nominee's threats about imprisoning his opponents have caused such concern among people in U.S. law enforcement and intelligence that some are talking about leaving the country to avoid unfair prosecution if Trump wins a second term, according to Andrew McCabe, the former head of the FBI.

And Bannon, who served as an advisor to Trump's 2016 campaign and in the White House during his first term, said on his "War Room" podcast Saturday that McCabe and his predecessor would be targeted by a Trump White House for having investigated Trump's alleged collusion with Russia and other activities.

“We will hunt you down," Bannon said in reference to McCabe and his predecessor, James Comey.



https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/06/11/trump-threats-scare-agents/74039044007/

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Bannon Tells Ex-FBI Directors to Leave the Country (Original Post) RandySF Jun 11 OP
Is it actually legal to threaten someone like that? Takket Jun 11 #1
Probably. It is not a direct threat to physical harm. But when I wanted to warn people/corporations (which are people) 3Hotdogs Jun 11 #4
I am OK with Comey being hunted down. Isn't MOMFUDSKI Jun 11 #2
Not by tRump & his thugs. That is an act of lawlessness/Gestapo tactic. lastlib Jun 11 #13
Being on a sh*tlist and being "hunted down" are not the same. tinrobot Jun 11 #18
That train has MOMFUDSKI Jun 11 #20
Hey Bannon, McCabe and Comey are exFBI jpak Jun 11 #3
He'll be lucky if he doesn't get shanked while in federal prison. sop Jun 11 #11
Convictedassholesezwhat n/t Just_Vote_Dem Jun 11 #5
"We will hunt you down,". No you won't you dirt bag blow hard. ... Botany Jun 11 #6
Was just about to post that BumRushDaShow Jun 11 #8
Brexit was the test case for Cambridge Analytica and using social media prior to our 2016 election Botany Jun 11 #9
The NY case will be "unpardonable" by a President BumRushDaShow Jun 11 #12
Maybe his upcoming NY trial PatSeg Jun 11 #17
I'm sure... BumRushDaShow Jun 11 #24
Well, that's something to look forward to PatSeg Jun 11 #25
Another one of Trump's only the best Old Crank Jun 11 #7
This stupid asspickle needs to be dragged to fucking jail TODAY! maxrandb Jun 11 #10
Some should just... A HERETIC I AM Jun 11 #15
I miss Charles Bronson. twodogsbarking Jun 11 #14
Will Bannon ever get enough money to build his reeducation camps? KS Toronado Jun 11 #16
Haha, he says as he's on his way to jail. onlyadream Jun 11 #19
I nade plans to leave after his first election... Joinfortmill Jun 11 #21
Nice to know some in U.S. law enforcement and intelligence would rather bail than stay and help us little Hotler Jun 11 #22
These shitstains really think threats are going to work. gordianot Jun 11 #23
It is a way to get attention PatSeg Jun 11 #27
I have a very close friend of Mexican heritage who has bought a house in Mexico in case trump wins. BComplex Jun 11 #26
What about FBI moles for Putin? Kid Berwyn Jun 11 #28
Seems like he wants a longer prison term. GreenWave Jun 11 #29
F**k you Bannon. McCabe/Comey have a right to be in this Country and if anything, since you've broke the law and stole SWBTATTReg Jun 11 #30

3Hotdogs

(12,716 posts)
4. Probably. It is not a direct threat to physical harm. But when I wanted to warn people/corporations (which are people)
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:00 AM
Jun 11

that I am prepared to sue, I was warn to use the vague phrase, I will seek a legal remedy.

lastlib

(23,680 posts)
13. Not by tRump & his thugs. That is an act of lawlessness/Gestapo tactic.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:18 AM
Jun 11

If the actual Justice Dept. wanted to go after him, I'd be OK. But we need to stay within the law, and not be OK with tRumpnazi tactics.

tinrobot

(10,991 posts)
18. Being on a sh*tlist and being "hunted down" are not the same.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:15 AM
Jun 11

This is supposed to be a civil society.

jpak

(41,775 posts)
3. Hey Bannon, McCabe and Comey are exFBI
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:00 AM
Jun 11

Last edited Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:35 AM - Edit history (1)

And have extensive firearms training.

And who are you going get to "hunt them down"? The FBI? Good luck with that lol.

I'd watch your fat ass if I were you.

Botany

(70,961 posts)
6. "We will hunt you down,". No you won't you dirt bag blow hard. ...
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:04 AM
Jun 11

… because you are going to prison for 4 months and if there is any justice for much
longer for your “help pay for the wall” scam. Btw. Bannon worked with Russia and
Cambridge Analytica to install Trump in 2016.

Btw isn’t this a threat? Hello DoJ.

BumRushDaShow

(132,203 posts)
8. Was just about to post that
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:18 AM
Jun 11

His involvement in Cambridge Analytica which just popped up in the news again - https://www.democraticunderground.com/10143254678) and Brexit meddling, as well as "We Build The Wall", the NY trial of which will happen in September (after being moved to that date because Judge Merchan was "tied up" with someone else on the original May 28, 2024 trial date ), is gonna keep him rather busy.

Botany

(70,961 posts)
9. Brexit was the test case for Cambridge Analytica and using social media prior to our 2016 election
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:22 AM
Jun 11

Not to worry the DoJ is busy with a 6 year old filling out a form wrong charge
on Hunter Biden.

BumRushDaShow

(132,203 posts)
12. The NY case will be "unpardonable" by a President
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:50 AM
Jun 11

since 45 pardoned him for the "We Build The Wall" federal indictment. I wouldn't worry about DOJ at this juncture and let NY and Bragg nail his ass.

PatSeg

(48,501 posts)
17. Maybe his upcoming NY trial
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:12 AM
Jun 11

is the reason he is throwing threats out there now in the hopes of intimidating the prosecutors, the judge, and a potential jury. He seems to be getting more and more reckless all the time.

BumRushDaShow

(132,203 posts)
24. I'm sure...
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 10:09 AM
Jun 11

If he actually finally reports to prison July 1st, they would have to pull him out temporarily to do that other trial.

3 bloviating mouthpieces will at least be silenced for awhile (him, Ghouliani, and Alex Jones).

maxrandb

(15,570 posts)
10. This stupid asspickle needs to be dragged to fucking jail TODAY!
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 07:36 AM
Jun 11

How does a fucking piece of garbage, waiting to begin a fucking prison sentence, get away with threatening former heads of the FBI?

Someone in authority needs to grab him off the street and make his prison sentence begin TODAY!!

Joinfortmill

(14,882 posts)
21. I nade plans to leave after his first election...
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:23 AM
Jun 11

Had an entire spreadsheet with step by step for all contingencies I could think of. And I'm just an annonnymous old gal. So, yup, I get it.

Hotler

(11,621 posts)
22. Nice to know some in U.S. law enforcement and intelligence would rather bail than stay and help us little
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 09:30 AM
Jun 11

fight to save democracy. Thank you for your service. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

PatSeg

(48,501 posts)
27. It is a way to get attention
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 11:29 AM
Jun 11

But he is drawing the attention of people who could put him in jail. People like Bannon seem incapable of keeping a low profile and lying low. He keeps poking the bear.

BComplex

(8,306 posts)
26. I have a very close friend of Mexican heritage who has bought a house in Mexico in case trump wins.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 11:28 AM
Jun 11

I don't blame her, but it makes me so fucking angry that I won't have easy access to be able to hang with my friend if that happens.

Kid Berwyn

(15,706 posts)
28. What about FBI moles for Putin?
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 12:06 PM
Jun 11


British intel caught FBI spy chief secretly meeting a Russian in London

* An FBI spy chief's secret meeting with a Russian contact was detected by UK officials.

* Charles McGonigal, the ex-FBI official, is charged with taking money from Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska.

* McGonigal should have realized that the London meeting would be noticed, one source said.


Mattathias Schwartz
Insider, Feb 16, 2023, 5:00 AM

In 2018, Charles McGonigal, the FBI's former New York spy chief, traveled to London where he met with a Russian contact who was under surveillance by British authorities, two US intelligence sources told Insider.

The British were alarmed enough by the meeting to alert the FBI's legal attaché, who was stationed at the US Embassy. The FBI then used the surreptitious meeting as part of their basis to open an investigation into McGonigal, one of the two sources said.

The two sources, both former officials in the US intelligence community, did not specify the identity of the Russian who McGonigal met with.

McGonigal, the former head of the FBI's counterintelligence division in New York, stands accused of taking money from Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch, in violation of US sanctions, in exchange for investigating one of Deripaska's Russian rivals. McGonigal "traveled to meet Deripaska and others at Deripaska's residence in London, and in Vienna," according to one of the federal indictments lodged last month. The indictments do not say precisely when those alleged meetings took place, or how prosecutors came to believe they occurred.

Continues…

https://www.businessinsider.com/british-uk-london-deripaska-charles-mcgonigal-fbi-meeting-russia-surveillance-2023-2

When it comes to the Judicial Branch, Bannon really is all over the place.



"Two coats, Mr. Putin. Two coats!"

SWBTATTReg

(22,591 posts)
30. F**k you Bannon. McCabe/Comey have a right to be in this Country and if anything, since you've broke the law and stole
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 01:30 PM
Jun 11

money from those that invested funds in that fake wall along the southern border (and found guilty), go to jail and rot there, it won't take much more for you to rot, looking at you now. You look pretty disgusting.

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