Hungarian authorities have had an arrest warrant out for US President Donald Trump’s former aide Sebastian Gorka since September 2016, before Trump was elected, Buzzfeed reported Thursday.
Little is known about the warrant, other than that it relates to “firearm or ammunition abuse,” the report said.
A Hungarian online service called 444 speculated that it could have related to an incident that happened in 2009.
Gorka was born in London to Hungarian parents. He emigrated to Hungary in the early 1990s after graduating from Heythrop College at the University of London with a degree in philosophy and theology, and tried to build a career in Hungarian politics, which did not take off as he had planned.
He sought a place on a committee probing the then-Hungarian prime minister’s past as a communist secret police official during the Soviet era but was denied security clearance.
He emigrated to the US in 2008 and became a naturalized US citizen in 2012.
Until his departure from the White House in August — he was appointed in January 2017 — for reasons unclear, Gorka, a former editor at the alt-right Breitbart News site, became a familiar face on television, offering bombastic defenses of the US president in a strong English accent.
A deputy assistant to the president, he was accused of ties to far-right groups, while his claimed counter-terrorism knowledge was repeatedly questioned by peers.