Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of Donald Trump, vowed investigations and prosecutions of those who have probed the former president and his political allies, declaring at a conservative gathering Saturday that Inauguration Day in 2025 will be “accountability day.”

Pointing to Trump’s recent conviction in New York, Bannon told a crowd at Turning Point Action’s “The People’s Convention” in Detroit, hours before Trump was scheduled to speak, that the former president’s allies are going to “get every single receipt.”

“You are going to be investigated, prosecuted and incarcerated,” he said. “This has nothing to do with retribution. It has nothing to do with revenge. Because retribution and revenge might be another order of magnitude. This has to do with justice.”

Bannon was referring to recent comments by Trump vowing to be his supporters’ “retribution” and saying that “sometimes revenge can be justified.”

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      Abstaining isn’t voting for Trump.

      It’s refusing to stand in his way.

      Republicans are counting on your indifference.

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        I am 110% in favor of breaking the two party stranglehold. It’s long overdue. It needs to end yesterday.

        But hot fuck, this is LITERALLY THE WORST POSSIBLE TIME to vote third party. I read here and on Reddit that people are promising to vote third party because Biden hasn’t personally solved the middle east conflict or whatever, but doing that in the presidential election amounts to screaming “fuck yeah I love Trump and everything he stands for”.

        Vote Biden or vote Trump. There is no third choice. Doing literally anything else is a vote for Trump.

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            Well the time sure as hell isn’t within weeks of the national conventions. A third party won’t win this year and people who want a third party to win don’t seem to be willing to do the legwork and go out and canvas for votes most of the time.

            You seem to want a third party. Did you go canvas for any third party candidates at the start of this election cycle? Which one(s)? Did you also canvas for downballot candidates and not expect a third party to win the presidency but not take any lower seats?

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            We most likely just need to hold on for another 4-8 years. Demographics are not in the Republican’s favor. Every year more and more conservative boomers die and they’re not being replaced.

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        Another million votes for Biden in a bright blue state like California isn’t going to swing the election in Arizona or Georgia.

        Meanwhile, the DOJ has done dick all to defend voting rights in purple or red states over the last four years.

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            please vot for the local elections you motherfuckers

            Helpful to know who you’re voting for. We got screwed in Houston when Democrats turned out in support of veteran Dem State Senator John Whitmire, and he ended up being very friendly with Republican governor Greg Abbott.

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              Thats one of the risks ya run with, the Republicans are running controlled opposition/plants but that isnt a thing to cause one not to vote. It shows a certain amount of weakness and even desperation.

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                I remember the BLM marches through Houston and the violent police response. Police smashing up people’s cars. Police firing beanbag rounds into crowds of elderly folks and children. Police rounding hundreds of people up in Discovery Green Park and arresting them on trespassing charges.

                You can call that desperate, but it worked. Four years later, the police budget is even bigger and there’s an ambient terror in the streets as massive tank-like vans periodically drive through the center of town.

                Conservatives have this city on lockdown. I don’t see anyone voting their way out of this vice grip.

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            Trump won Florida by a 4% margin in a state that has some of the most aggressive disenfranchisement laws in the country.

            A shame Biden’s DOJ couldn’t do anything to roll that back. But maybe your vote will make the difference.

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          Meanwhile, the DOJ has done dick all to defend voting rights in purple or red states over the last four years.

          Naturally, this is complete hogwash.

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      He’s currently pleading that he shouldn’t have to report to prison because he’s too busy campaigning for Donald Trump.

      The courts are taking this objection seriously.

      Must be nice to have this kind of privilege

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    this is the guy who’s supposed to be getting his affairs in order so he can report to prison on july 1st. he’s just butthurt he’s gonna miss the fireworks in new york ten days later.

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    Nah that won’t end badly for the country as a whole. This won’t be used when democrats get back into power. Nah.

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      “Because this time its MY people owning the power! So that makes it okay!” - Average Conservative voter, assuming they were capable of thinking long enough to create a coherent thought.

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      Confirmation bias makes an incredible set of blinders.

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        Just curious, does it work this way for regular people? It seems like the justice system really puts on the kid gloves for these right wing shitbags.

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          Over 90% of cases end in plea bargains, with convicts reporting directly to prison from the court room. Others are remanded into police custody immediately following the verdict.

          If you have money, you can delay imprisonment during the appeals process. And that process can be dragged out indefinitely with enough friendly judges.

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          As far as I am aware, yes you have a small amount of time to get your affairs in order and then you report.

          I’m sure there are plenty of cases when they just take you away immediately and let your outside life fall apart. I think that’s an exercise for the sentencing judge and you can imagine how well it goes for poor people, PoC, etc.

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    What makes Bannon so sure he would be one to benefit from a second Trump presidency? He could just as well be persecuted. Trump shows no allegiance to anyone and is happy to throw his supporters under the bus when expedient.