Steve Bannon's Executive Privilege Excuse is Garbage
Trump's attorney states Steve Bannon was never given executive privilege concerning his testimony...
Justin Clark, Donald Trump’s attorney, has informed the United States Department of Justice via court filing that Steve Bannon was never given executive privilege concerning his testimony. Justin Clark also contradicted multiple claims made by Steve Bannon’s defense team.
Last year, Steve Bannon was charged with two counts of criminal contempt of Congress after dismissing a January 6th subpoena. He argued that Donald Trump’s privilege claim protected him. Eventually, he pled not guilty and is set to go back to trial next week. The recent efforts Bannon has been in conjunction with trump to offer testimony before the House committee.
"All of the above-described circumstances suggest the Defendant’s sudden wish to testify is not a genuine effort to meet his obligations but a last-ditch attempt to avoid accountability. Defendant’s timing suggests that the only thing that has really changed since he refused to comply with the subpoena in October 2021 is that he is finally about to face the consequences of his decision to default.”
The prosecutors said.
"I never asked or asked to attend Defendant’s deposition before the Select Committee; that the Defendant’s attorney misrepresented to the Committee that the form President’s counsel had told the Defendant’s attorney; and that the former President’s counsel made clear to the Defendant’s attorney that the letter provided was no basis for total noncompliance.”
Justin Clark told investigators.
Brian Kolfage and Andrew Badolato, two of Steve Bannon’s co-defendants, pleaded guilty and a trial for the third co-defendant, Timothy Shea, ended in a mistrial.