Triple-amputee Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage, charged in the border-wall fundraising scandal alongside Steve Bannon, is ranting online about his bust, claiming it’s all about politics.
Kolfage took to Facebook on Thursday after his arrest and continued Friday to attack the Manhattan federal prosecutors who charged him, Bannon and two others for allegedly bilking donors to a “We Build the Wall” online fundraiser.
“Looks like I struck a nerve with the [Southern District of New York]. They hate Trump, they hate the wall, they want to do anything to destroy our credibility in the media. I’ve never been shy with attacking them,” Kolfage ranted in a Facebook post Friday.
“Its the EXACT attorneys at the SDNY who are now attacking me, is this abuse of power to go after political opponents? is this where our country is at now?? has the legal system been fully weaponized?” he wrote.
Kolfage, a Purple Heart recipient, is accused of pocketing $20,000 a month — and a $100,000 up-front payment — from the viral GoFundMe fundraiser, which raised $25 million after its launch in 2018.
Federal prosecutors said Kolfage, 38, spent the ill-gotten gains on a luxury SUV, golf cart, personal tax payments and credit-card debt.
In another Facebook post Thursday, Kolfage claimed his indictment was a “political witch hunt.
“Democrats love a good political witch hunt before the elections,” he ranted.
“Just remember these are the guys who went after a Trump and rudy giuliani last year!” he added.
Bannon called his own arrest “a political hit job” on his podcast Friday.
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