Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon appeared in court in Washington, D.C., on January 6 investigation-related contempt of Congress charges.
Bannon was found guilty of two offenses on Friday as a result of his refusal to comply with a subpoena from a House committee.
However, it appears that the conflict is still ongoing.
According to Politico’s verdict report, “the significant restraints the judge put on the defenses Bannon could offer at trial raise issues that could find traction at an appeals court or even the Supreme Court.”
Bannon is now discussing the verdict and his future in comments made by both other people and by himself.
When he appeared on the Newsmax program “The Record” with host Greta Van Susteren, attorney and former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz presented a case, contending that a former advisor to former President Donald Trump did not receive a fair trial and that his conviction was likely to be overturned.
The lawyer claimed that due to the city’s demographics, Bannon would never receive a fair trial in Washington, D.C.
“What do you think of this verdict, and what do you think of what’s likely to happen to him?” asked the host.
“Entirely predictable and entirely in violation of the Constitution. The only provision of the Constitution which appears basically twice is trial by jury, in front of a fair jury. Number one he didn’t have a fair jury. Number two the judge took his defenses away from him. The judge denied him a jury trial. They wouldn’t allow him to put on evidence that he believed there was an executive privilege involved and he wanted a judicial determination before he violated the executive privilege. That issue could not be presented to the jury, he stated.
“As I predicted on this show and other shows before this conviction was a foregone conclusion. The only issue is will it be reversed by an appeal. Either by the appellate court in the District of Columbia or by the Supreme Court. I think its very likely that this conviction will be reversed at some point,” he continued.
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In a live interview on Fox News, Bannon also defended himself and explained his views.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the former top lawyer for then-GOP presidential contender Donald Trump reacted angrily, telling the host that he is more devoted than ever to the former president.
As he began the piece, Carlson highlighted that on the same day that Bannon was found guilty, police in New York let go of a guy who had been detained the day before for lunging at Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin with a sharp weapon in an attempt to inflict physical injury while Zeldin was running for governor.
“A guy who tried to murder a gubernatorial candidate in New York was released with no bail. What are we to make of these two events occurring the same day?” He questioned Bannon.
Bannon began by saying, “As you can tell, the Democrats are completely lawless and look how they’ve run this committee. There is no ranking member. There’s no minority counsel. It’s not like the traditional hearings that have galvanized the nation in the past.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Bannon was referencing the Jan. 6 Committee, which was hand-selected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The California Democrat also, in an unprecedented manner, refused to allow Republicans to seat their own members, which led House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and other members to declare the panel a politicized sham.
Bannon called for a committee to investigate the investigating committee.