Former Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka is disputing a report that he's wanted on a gun charge in Hungary, calling the report "more #FAKENWS."
There are few details surrounding the warrant, the Hungarian police's website only shows the date the warrant was issued, the charge, and that Budaörs police station filed the charge. 444, a Hungarian news outlet first reported the warrant and pointed to a "resolution and registration" number that shows 2009, indicating Gorka could have committed the offense in that year.
The warrant was issued in September of 2016 for "firearm or ammunition abuse," meaning an arrest warrant for Gorka was active in the country as he served in the White House and even met with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in March.
Gorka told the Washington Examiner he did "not really" have a comment on the outstanding warrant because "..the reported date [was] in 2009 and I moved to America a year earlier in 2008. More #FAKENEWS"
When asked for clarification on if he was saying he was not in Hungary during the time of the alleged offense, Gorka did not immediately respond.
Gorka's parents are Hungarian and he lived in the country from 1992 to 2008 and became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 2012.
Gorka served as deputy assistant to Trump during his nearly eight months in the White House, and details surrounding his resignation remain unclear.
The former Trump aide has a well-known love for guns. In 2017 he was issued a misdemeanor for attempting to bring a 9mm pistol through a TSA checkpoint in Washington D.C., the Washington Post reported. Gorka also gave an interview to the gun magazine, Recoil, where he spoke about the "eclectic" and wide range of firearms he has collected.