DOJ Tries To Claim Nobody Is Paying Attention The The Steve Bannon Trial

( )- The Department of Justice argued on Friday that the hearings on January 6 have not revolved around Steve Bannon to the point where it could be considered a distraction. As a result, the DOJ requested that a Washington, DC judge deny Bannon’s request to postpone his trial for contempt of Congress. Bannon is an ally of President Trump.

On Wednesday, Bannon’s attorneys asked a judge in the District of Columbia to delay their client’s trial, which was scheduled to begin on July 18. They cited a “media blitz” from the public committee hearings that were held on January 6 and said the request was “due to the unprecedented level of prejudicial pretrial publicity.”

The Department of Justice’s attorneys has stated that Bannon is not nearly as famous as he believes.

DOJ lawyers wrote in a filing on Friday that the Defendant’s motion gives a false impression — through general statistics about the volume of viewership of the Committee’s hearings and overall media coverage of the Committee’s hearings. The fact is precisely the reverse of that: the Defendant has hardly been referenced in any of the hearings that the Committee has held or the media attention that has resulted from those hearings.

After ignoring a subpoena issued by the January 6 committee, a federal grand jury indicted Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress in November 2021. The charges stemmed from Bannon’s refusal to comply with the subpoena. If a postponement is not granted, his legal proceedings might begin on the same day as the hearings on January 6.

At the time, he entered a plea of not guilty and said that the committee needed to determine whether the information would be limited due to former President Donald Trump’s executive privilege before he would cooperate with the committee’s requests before he would comply.

Bannon asserts that MAGA candidates will win a majority of elections for seats in the Senate, school boards, and state legislatures, as well as the seats for “all the Secretaries of State.”

“You are currently seeing a political realignment similar to the one that occurred in 1932. After gaining one hundred seats in the legislature, we shall serve as leaders for the next century, “Bannon remarked.