The trial of Trump’s former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is now officially underway.
Currently, Bannon is facing contempt of Congress charges for refusing to speak to the January 6th Committee.
The last person that was charged for Contempt of Congress was Rita M. Lavelle way back in 1983 so it’s pretty clear that the charges against Bannon are a political hit job.
On Monday after Bannon’s first court appearance, he addressed the media and stated that the Jan 6th Committee is nothing but a show trial.
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Watch him address the media here:
This historic video will be studied as the early days, before the neo-Bolsheviks began their genocide of conservatives. These show trials with rigged judges will be seen as quaint.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 18, 2022
The Post Millennial had more on the story:
On Monday, the trial of Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon got underway in Washington, DC. He faces charges of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the January 6 Committee.
In the first episode of an exclusive series for The Post Millennial, lawyer and YouTuber Viva Frei broke down everything that took place on Day One of the Bannon Trial.
Frei began by situating the listener, and detailing how Bannon came to find himself on trial for contempt of Congress.
He explained that Bannon had “defied a congressional subpoena in the context of the committee that had been formed to investigate the events around the January 6 ‘insurrection’ that never was.”
Frei noted that in their resolution, the committee refers to the events of Jan. 6 as “domestic terrorism,” and “empowered itself to investigate pretty much anything and everything directly or indirectly related to the events of that day.”
Steve Bannon cannot receive a fair trial. This sham of a trial is a betrayal of justice and the US constitution!
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) July 19, 2022
REMINDER: Not a single member of GOP “leadership” has spoken out against the political prosecution of Steve Bannon.
— David Giglio (@DavidGiglioCA) July 18, 2022
Steve Bannon arrives in court with a smile as his show trial begins today in the imperial capitol pic.twitter.com/1tdDJtButs
— Jack Posobic 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 18, 2022
NPR released these details:
Dozens of prospective jurors filed into a federal courthouse just down the street from the U.S. Capitol on Monday on the first day of the trial of former Donald Trump political adviser Steve Bannon, who’s charged with contempt of Congress for flouting subpoenas from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
They were asked a lot of questions about Bannon, a conservative media star, such as whether they’ve written or said anything about him, and also about the committee, which is expected to wrap up its summer hearings on its investigation into the Capitol attack this week.
As spectators and press crammed into the courthouse for the high-profile case, the potential jurors patiently waited in hallways, reading their phones, or books or magazines.
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said the final phase of jury selection would conclude Tuesday morning, when lawyers pare down the pool of 22 prospective jurors to 12 jurors and two alternates. Then, opening statements will begin in what appears to be a speedy trial.