Judge Sets Date for Bannon Trial

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Steve Bannon) via Wikimedia Commons

Former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon’s criminal trial has been given a July 18th start date. Bannon is on trial for contempt of Congress charges after he defied a subpoena from the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The Hill reports:

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said during a pretrial hearing that while he was not convinced by federal prosecutors’ efforts to accelerate the schedule, he did not believe that a trial should wait for nearly a year, as Bannon’s defense team had argued.

The judge acknowledged that his trial schedule is “still a long time in the arc of a criminal case” but said it’s necessary to address the legal and constitutional challenges that Bannon’s lawyers have vowed to raise.

“This is not really a way to suggest that I’m merely splitting the difference because that’s not what I’m doing,” said Nichols, who was appointed by former President Trump. “But I do think that the defendant’s proposal for an October trial date is too slow.”

“But I also think the government’s proposal for an April trial date doesn’t reflect adequately the arguments that will be presented whether they have merit or not.”

Bannon’s lawyers indicated they plan to bring an array of issues against the Select Committee and prosecution, including the Justice Department’s decision to prosecute.

The judge indicated he expects the trial to take approximately two weeks, concluding about three months before the start of the 2022 midterms.



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Lisa
Lisa
11 months ago

Democrats are scum!

CashGirl
11 months ago
Reply to  Lisa

And the lowest bottom-feeding scum of all time! 🙁

Bob
Bob
11 months ago

Bannon gets prosecuted for failing to appear before the Democrat controlled Congress while Clinton and the DNC get free passes for all of their unlawful acts.

Carolyn west
11 months ago

This is where we need to go again? Bannon hoax on tax payers money? For God’s sake get a job or better yet do your job. Clinton, Obama, Hunter and Biden, Pelosi, Schumer and the Rinos need to go on treasonous acts.
January 6th was set up by Pelosi and the swamp creatures.

Micala
Micala
11 months ago
Reply to  Carolyn west

Absolutely the Jan 6 Break In was orchestrated by the Wicked Witch of the West Pelosi!

She hired her Attack Dogs BLM and Antifa to break into our Capitol! I watched every video taken that day and when I saw a Black dude with dreds and White girl sloppily dressed like a Trump supporter, jump up in the air, high fiving each other, I knew someone was up to something! They were NO TRUMP SUPPORTERS OR EVEN PASSABLE AS ONE!!

It wasn’t DJT causing this chaos and devastation, so who would benefit if DJT or someone working with DJT was found guilty of the break in? Only one person would benefit from that break in and that’s Nancy Pelosi! She needed something like the break in so she could Try to Impeach DJT again. But her Attack Dogs got out of control — ya think? — and caused more of a disaster than she expected. So to compensate and cover up her own role in that break in, Pelosi started proceedings against DJT’s people, in hopes that no one would find out her role in the break In. But people are smarter than she thinks and they are finally seeing how very “WICKED” Pelosi really is!

Debra M. Flynn
Debra M. Flynn
11 months ago

They just don’t get it. That’s why history is taught. So you don’t make the same mistake. YOU FLIPPIN DUMMIES.

Casey
Casey
11 months ago

Nothing but a Democrat Political Party witch hunt. The Democrat Political Party really is disgusting.

Bidencheats
11 months ago

Just think if they treated the low-life scum on the left like they do to Trump and anyone that supports Trump.

Micala
Micala
11 months ago
Reply to  Bidencheats

Those democrats would cry like babies if they were attacked by Conservatives! Actually, most of the Dems are nothing but emotional high schoolers in thought and action — Teenagers have yet to realize they are responsible for their actions. But don’t hold your breath because of the democrat creed:
“DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO!”
Dems have become so ignorant and arrogant that they end up tripping over their own importance!

Dems are the biggest fools because half the time they have no idea of what they are doing or saying — look at AOC! I don’t know how she walks around with her foot in her mouth all the time?!

Terry
Terry
11 months ago

Demcrats will use any diversionary methods they can latch onto for drawing attention away from their gross failures in everythting attempted (defund police, no bail for felons, and the list is endless but focused on all things anathema to our American cultture, way of life to one attempting to enforce a socialist agenda on all of us. It will NEVER work, but the imbeciles running their asylum will never grasp that singlular idea. The writing for all who push that narrative is on the wall, but they don’t read or understand. Our constitution is not going to be replaced with anything a democrat attempts. They will have to unpeel my dead fingers from my gun before that will happen. Millions of my fellow veterans concur. Get used to that idea, left wingers! Your days are numbered!

Keith Negron
Keith Negron
11 months ago

the evil left is doing what they do best: lie, distract, obstruct, delay. Bannon is just another one they are using to delay and distract from their extreme criminal behavior. some day soon, the evil disgusting left will pay dearly and with harsh sentencing. May God Help us.

SDOFAZ
11 months ago

Old Nanc just started a precedence she will not like. Like Old Harry Reid in their attempt to be in charge and stupid she has just set the stage for her own trial. Her charges will be much more serious than just not showing up for the witch hunts she arranges.

Advice to stupid dimwit nitwits, careful what you wish for.

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