U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols Declines to Acquit Steve Bannon
However, the judge did entertain the idea of dropping the charges against Steve Bannon
A request to acquit Steve Bannon on two contempt charges for defying a subpoena from a congressional committee investigating the Capitol Riots has been declined by a federal judge today. Last week, a jury found Steve Bannon guilty of two misdemeanor cunts for refusing to provide testimony or documents to the House of Representatives select committee.
United States District Judge Carl Nichols said the last-ditch effort of Steve Bannon’s legal team to request the court to acquit him of charges lacked any form of merit. Judge Nichols said, "The court concludes that the evidence presented in the government’s case was sufficient to sustain a conviction.”
Judge Carl Nichols has said that he wants both parties to provide additional legal briefs before he can rule on Bannon’s second request that Nichols dismisses the charges. Steve Bannon renewed his request for dismissal of the case last week with his lawyers stating he could not get a fair trial.