Three Democratic senators are calling on the administration to investigate whether President Trump’s counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka broke the law by not disclosing to immigration authorities that he was a member of a Hungarian Nazi-allied group.
Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s deputy assistant, and his chief adviser on counter-terrorism, has undisputed ties to the Vitézi Rend — a far-right Hungarian group who were close allies of the Nazis in World War II. Here’s the evidence, and why it matters.
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.
What is the Vitézi Rend and how did Sebastian Gorka purportedly join it?
“Of course he was sworn in,” a leader of a Nazi-allied group tells the Forward.
To defend it, the White House sent out Deputy Assistant to the President, Sebastian Gorka. He accused those who had attacked the omission of trying “to twist” the statement.