Stephen K. Bannon, the former chief strategist and campaign manager for the Trump campaign, brought his trademark Irish ferocity to the courthouse this week as a circus developed around him.
Reuters reported that the prosecution rested its case on Wednesday, the third day of the trial, after calling only two witnesses, including a senior staff member of the congressional panel probing last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The two Democrats who have been held in Contempt of Congress in recent memory, Eric Holder in 2012 and Lois Lerner in 2015, did not face criminal penalties in contrast to Bannon, a Republican.
Reuters reported that after prosecutors concluded their case on the second day of testifying in Bannon’s criminal trial, the defense expects to urge U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols to dismiss the charges against Bannon on Thursday.
If the Bannon case proceeds and he is found guilty, it will be challenged and will likely travel up the chain to create a precedent that prevents this from ever occurring again, according to one report.
The federal government is utilizing evidence from US House committee members, but committee members have used the speech and debate clause to prevent Bannon from calling them as witnesses, creating a circus.
“The judge granted the dismissal request. Tracey Beanz wrote that “essentially, committee members would testify against Bannon without his capacity to cross-examine them.”
“More interestingly? They made themselves a party to the case when they filed an amicus brief in support of the charges,” Beanz stated.
Which makes this trail – exactly what Bannon says-‘ absurd’.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
While Bannon has been outspoken about his point of view of the trial so far, his distractors have tried a number of crazy things to prevent the Navy veteran from being heard, because free speech and equal justice that is not really how the left works.
“This week former Chief Strategist for President Trump is facing a one-sided and biased court in Washington DC. He is charged with not honoring a subpoena from the January 6 Committee. The Jan. 6 Committee is a selected group of Democrats and two Republicans who are running America’s first-ever public struggle sessions,” Hoft reported. CONTINUE READING…