BREAKING NEWS: Former Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka has an active warrant out for his arrest in his native Hungary.
Gorka, who was a top adviser to President Donald Trump, apparently is in trouble with the law over a charge of “firearm or ammunition abuse.” The warrant, first reported in Hungarian online outlet 444, was issued on September 17, 2016, prior to Trump’s election.
That means that the entire seven months Gorka spent in the White House, including when meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in Washington last March, an arrest warrant was pending overseas.
Details about the reasoning behind the warrant are sparse: the Hungarian police’s website only notes the date it was issued, the charge, and that it was filed with the Budaörs police station in Budapest. 444 noted that the charge could have resulted from an incident as far back as 2009.
Of course, the Hungarian government has been vocal in its opposition to Trump. So it’s entirely possible that the warrant was made public in an effort to make the Trump Administration look bad.
Gorka’s affinity for guns is well-known. He told Recoil magazine in November that he packs a pistol — along with a knife and tourniquet — everyday. In February 2016, he had a gun confiscated after attempting to bring it through Washington’s Reagan National Airport.
Gorka was working in the White House up until a few months ago. Details about his dismissal–whether he was fired or quit–are unknown.
Do you think this is just another example of Trump and his associates being unfairly targeted?