The two also worked on films together, reportedly including planned documentaries on Ronald Reagan and Sarah Palin.
Badolato touts his contributions to Breitbart News and suggests that some of his articles “were responsible for one of the largest national political narrative shifts of the election year”.
We Build the Wall had been under criminal investigation in Florida since last year, after authorities received complaints from donors, and officials there said they referred their findings to the FBI.
“This fraud needs to be shut down and audited immediately,” one complainant wrote, according to records released by the state.
Kolfage called the state inquiry “hilarious” on Twitter. “None are donors,” he wrote, referring to the complainants, “one cites fake news, and all are democratic voters according to records. HAVE FUN!”
Attorney General William Barr said he had been made aware of the investigation of Steve Bannon months ago but had not received regular briefings.
Donald Trump Jr. once praised We Build The Wall as an “amazing” grassroots campaign.
But the president on Thursday said he didn’t like the crowd-funding effort to build a private wall and considers such matters the role of government.
In a tweet last month, President Donald Trump said the project involved a “tiny” stretch of a wall in a tricky area and “was only done to make me look bad”.
The organizers solicited donations as recently as days before the indictment, riling up Trump supporters on a Facebook page and promoting the wall as a solution to drug trafficking and illegal immigration.