This is a timeline to show the unfolding story of Sebastian Gorka — President Trump’s deputy assistant, and his chief adviser on counter-terrorism — has worrying ties to a far-right Hungarian group who were close allies of the Nazis in World War II.
Senior leaders of the far-right Hungarian group Vitézi Rend—listed by the State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II—tell the Forward that Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s top counter-terrorism advisor, is a lifelong sworn member of their order.
While Gorka patron Steve Bannon is well known, Thomas Saunders III is a lesser-known figure to the general public. But Saunders, a private equity fund manager has been is a major donor to the Republican Party, chairman of the conservative Heritage Foundation and related to Gorka’s wife, Katharine Cornell Gorka.
“Of course he was sworn in,” a leader of a Nazi-allied group tells the Forward.
A new flock of far-right figures is making inroads into Trump’s White House, where Stephen Bannon, ex-Brietbart head, is one of his top aides.
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