The Department of Justice is not messing around with Steve Bannon as three prosecutors, and four FBI agents are working his contempt of Congress case.
Scott MacFarlane of CBS News tweeted:
Per new court filing from defense, there are now three federal prosecutors and four FBI agents handling the Contempt of Congress case against Steve Bannon
Trial set for mid-summer pic.twitter.com/z1xY0IfQzD
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) February 4, 2022
A trial date of midsummer likely means that a potential Bannon conviction will happen before the midterm election. The amount of resources that the DOJ is deploying on the Bannon case is a sign that they are taking the contempt of Congress charge seriously.
The Justice Department isn’t putting in this much work because they expect Bannon to take a plea, or they don’t think the case is a priority.
The DOJ is taking the 1/6 Committee’s power seriously, and it will help America get the whole story of the Trump coup plot if a strong message is sent that the Justice Department has the Committee’s back.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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