A former Breitbart News writer behind a complaint to the Department of Justice implicated then-chairman Steve Bannon and Moustafa El-Gindy, an Egyptian businessman and the owner of Breitbart’s Washington office that the site was acting as an illegal influence operation. This alleged revelation was made available due to the public freedom to access information.
The Daily Beast reported:
“A complaint filed with the Justice Department’s National Security Division as the 2016 presidential campaign kicked into gear alleged that Breitbart was acting as a de facto foreign agent for El-Gindy by providing him with friendly coverage. The Daily Beast obtained a copy of the complaint through a Freedom of Information Act request.”
Breitbart was given rental discounts in exchange for fluff pieces written about El-Gindy. The Palmer Report stated:
“It’s long been documented that back when Steve Bannon was still running the propaganda site Breitbart, it was renting basement office space in Washington DC from former Egyptian politician Moustafa El-Gindy. That in and of itself is not illegal. But now a former employee is alleging that Breitbart received discounted rent on the space in exchange for giving favorable editorial coverage to El-Gindy and his Egyptian political party. This would make Steve Bannon and Breitbart paid foreign agents of Egypt, which is illegal when that status is not registered with the United States government. There is no evidence that Bannon ever registered as a foreign agent, which would make him guilty of the Foreign Agent Registration Act.”
Is it any surprise that yet another White House official is a paid foreign agent? At this point, the news coming out of Washington would have to report on a White House official with zero foreign ties in order to shock the American public.
Watch Al Franken warn of the dangers of Bannon below: