Steve Bannon has been arrested on fraud charges

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and three other men were arrested Thursday morning and charged with defrauding donors to a crowdfunding campaign that promised to construct a border wall.

Bannon was arrested by US Postal Inspection Service agents while aboard a yacht off the coast of Westbrook, Connecticut, according to NBC. The charges were filed by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Bannon pleaded not guilty on all charges Thursday afternoon, and was released on $5 million bond, secured by $1.75 million in assets.

The charges relate to a GoFundMe campaign started

The post office arrested Steve Bannon. Yes, the post office can arrest people.

The US Postal Service is out to deliver justice against former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

It may not have come as a shock that Bannon, often described as a grifter, was allegedly caught up in a scheme to defraud donors to a crowdfunding campaign that promised to construct a wall on the US-Mexico border.

But it was a surprise to some that the USPS, the same agency that President Donald Trump has tried to cripple ahead of an expected surge of mail-in ballots in November, carried out his arrest on a $28 million megayacht called Lady May

Why it’s unlikely we’ll have a Covid-19 vaccine before Election Day

President Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear that he thinks a Covid-19 vaccine would improve his electoral prospects, saying that a vaccine could be ready as soon as November 3 — Election Day.

The Food and Drug Administration approving a vaccine by then would certainly be a monumental October surprise, one that could help speed the pandemic’s end and may give Trump a much-needed boost.

5 winners and 2 losers from night 3 of the Democratic convention

With Joe Biden officially receiving the Democratic nomination for president on Tuesday night, Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention was reserved for big speeches from just about every prominent Democrat except the candidate himself: former President Barack Obama, previous nominee Hillary Clinton, third-place primary finisher Elizabeth Warren, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris. Oh, and Billie Eilish.

The night understandably lacked the DIY charm of Tuesday’s state-by-state roll call vote for president. But it featured Obama’s harshest criticisms to date of his successor, President Donald Trump, and Harris’s opportunity to reintroduce herself …

Read Obama’s 2020 Democratic National Convention speech

Former President Barack Obama’s speech endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday at the 2020 Democratic National Convention focused largely on criticizing President Donald Trump, whom Obama described as unfit for office.

“I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care,” Obama said. “But he never did. For close to four years now, he’s shown no interest in putting in the work; …