Gorka on Warrant Allegations: ‘I Left Hungary a Year Before the So-Called Incident’

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: White House Deputy Assistant To The President Sebastian Gorka speaks as he is interviewed by Fox News remotely from the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Gorka discussed American Otto Warmbier's death after his return from North Korean detention. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty …
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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a former deputy assistant to U.S. President Donald Trump, denied media allegations that Hungarian police has an “active warrant” out for his arrest over a charge of “firearm or ammunition,” telling Breitbart News he left the country before the “so-called incident.”

Citing the Hungarian online news outlet 444, BuzzFeed reported that Hungarian authorities issued the warrant on September 17, 2016, claiming that Gorka was wanted by police the entire seven months he spent in the White House.

“I left Hungary a year before the so-called ‘incident’ BuzzFeed said occurred,” Dr. Gorka said in a statement to Breitbart News. “I have asked the Hungarian authorities to clarify the reports which came originally from one only source, the radical website 444.hu. It appears that #FAKENEWS is a truly international phenomenon.”

Media reports acknowledge that Dr. Gorka held a meeting with Hungary’s foreign minister in March 2017 when the alleged warrant was already active.

Gorka, a naturalized U.S. citizen from London, spent time in Hungary before moving to America in 2008. The second amendment enthusiast is known for legally packing heat, telling Recoil magazine he carries a copy of the U.S. Constitution and a couple of pistols with him every day.

In February 2017, Arlington County’s Circuit Court in Virginia dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Gorka for carrying a legally owned unloaded gun through a U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Reagan National Airport.

Dr. Gorka served as Breitbart News national security editor before joining the Trump White House.