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Bannon Prosecutor Was Campaign Operative for Hillary Clinton; Worked for DNC

Just in case anyone wondered the political bent of the prosecutor in Steve Bannon's ridiculous contempt of Congress trial this week, we can help enlighten you, though it will come as no shock.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Vaughn, who is prosecuting Bannon on behalf of the Justice Department, does indeed have past experience as a Democratic Party operative.

While at the University of North Carolina, she started a campaign organization for then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called "Heels for Hillary."

From The Daily Tar Heel, March 24, 2008:

"I think the focus has really turned to us, and I think people are finally realizing that North Carolina is really essential for either candidate," said Amanda Vaughn, director of Heels for Hillary at UNC.

A Hillary Clinton campaign press release on April 15, 2008 followed and recognized Amanda Vaughn among supporters in North Carolina, naming her to their Women's Leadership Council.

Here’s a nugget from Time Magazine, May 1, 2008:

Amanda Vaughn, a 21-year-old UNC Junior in the middle of exams, got up at 5 a.m. on Thursday to carpool with other volunteers from Heels for Hillary, a group she co-founded last October that organizes rallies and events on campus. The political science major had to be back in Chapel Hill for a noon exam — practicing test questions with fellow volunteers on constitutional law during the drive — but remained excited about meeting Senator Clinton after the rally. "We are ready for action from someone we know we can deliver," says Vaughn. "She's the only one out there with the proven experience and the willpower and drive to get it done, and that inspires all of us."

After Hillary lost the primary, Vaughn then went to work for the Democratic National Committee to help get President Obama elected.

Campaign contribution records from the FEC:

Employment information listed on her political contributions:

Fast-forward to 2022 and she's still furthering the goals of the party, it seems.

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