Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon requested Wednesday that his prison trial for contempt of Congress fees be delayed as a result of publicity surrounding the Jan. 6 committee’s hearings.
Bannon, who’s going through two fees of contempt of Congress for failing to seem earlier than the Home choose committee after he was subpoenaed, is scheduled to start the trial for the misdemeanors on July 18. Nevertheless, his legal professionals claimed the protection of the committee might taint a jury’s ruling and argued that the trial must be rescheduled till October.
JUDGE REJECTS STEVE BANNON’S ATTEMPT TO TOSS OUT CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS CHARGES
“Choose Committee members have made inflammatory remarks concerning the culpability of President Trump and his closest advisers, together with Mr. Bannon, and have broadcast to thousands and thousands of individuals their purported ‘findings’ on points which will prejudice the minds of jurors on this case,” Bannon’s attorneys mentioned in a courtroom submitting to Choose Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Columbia, Politico reported.
The Democratic-led Home referred the onetime White Home chief strategist to the Justice Division after he defied a September subpoena that known as for his testimony and courtroom paperwork. He was charged three weeks later, although Bannon has pleaded not responsible.
In making their case for a delay, Bannon’s workforce famous how the Justice Division supported suspending the seditious conspiracy Jan. 6 trial set for August involving Proud Boys leaders as a result of high-profile Jan. 6 committee summer time hearings. The choose “reluctantly” agreed to maneuver the trial again to December.