Ex-Trump Adviser Has Had Arrest Warrant Out Since 2016

Sebastian Gorka is wanted on weapons charges in Hungary
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2018 5:19 PM CST
White House Employed Fugitive for 7 Months
In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017 file photo, Sebastian Gorka, talks with people in the Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

President Trump's deputy assistant was a wanted man during his seven-month stint in the White House, the Guardian reports. A warrant out of Hungary states Sebastian Gorka has been wanted on charges for "firearm or ammunition abuse" since September 2016. According to BuzzFeed, the warrant is still active. It's unclear what Gorka did to earn the warrant, though he has boasted in the past of regularly carrying two pistols and was stopped trying to carry a pistol through an airport in 2016. A Hungarian news outlet reports the warrant could be from an incident in 2009.

Gorka, a former Breitbart writer, tells the Guardian the warrant is "more #FAKENEWS." On Twitter he responded to coverage of the warrant by saying he moved to the US in 2008. New York notes Gorka didn't necessarily have to be living in Hungary to have been there at some point in 2009. Gorka's actual role at the White House was unclear before he left in August (he claims he resigned, but reports say he was fired by new chief of staff John Kelly). However, it does appear Gorka was wanted by Hungary at the same time he met with that country's foreign minister as a White House adviser, which is, if nothing else, slightly ironic. (Read more Hungary stories.)

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