The DOJ wants the DC Judge to deny Steve Bannon’s request to postpone the contempt of Congress trial.
The criminal trial is scheduled to begin on July 18, after Banon dismisses the investigation subpoena on January 6.
Banon insisted The January 6 hearing will unduly harm the process of his trial.
The Justice Department called on a DC judge on Friday to deny a request to postpone the contempt of Congress trial of Trump’s ally Steve Bannon, and the January 6 hearing was centered around him. He claimed that it wasn’t enough to scatter.
On Wednesday, a Banon lawyer requested DC Judge to postpone the July 18 trial. Quote “Media Blitz” At a hearing on January 6, he said the request was “due to an unprecedented level of unfavorable pretrial propaganda.”
A lawyer at the Justice Department said Banon wasn’t as popular as he thought.
“Defendant’s motion is that all of the Commission’s hearings and the accompanying media coverage are about him, through general statistics on the number of viewers of the Commission’s hearings and the overall media coverage of the Commission’s hearings. It gives the false impression that it is a thing, “the DOJ lawyer wrote. Friday submission. “The truth is the exact opposite. Defendants are rarely mentioned in Commission hearings or the resulting media coverage.”
Banon was charged By a federal grand jury in November 2021 About two counts of contempt of parliament after refusing to participate in the subpoena from the Commission on January 6th. His criminal inquiry could coincide with the January 6 hearing if no delays were found.
he Acquitted At that time, the Commission argued that it was necessary to sort out which materials were restricted due to the executive privilege of former President Donald Trump before he could comply.
Banon’s lawyer did not immediately respond to the insider’s request for comment.
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