from Glenn Kirschner, …with Justice Matters
[ Editor’s Note: Glenn was on the road when Bannon did his media blitz perp walk appearance at the DC Federal Court, but he did this catch up piece video while Bannon is still in the news.
Glenn was in the courtroom for Roger Stone’s trial when he was asked who the main contact was for the Julian Assange material with the Trump campaign. Bannon ‘hemmed and hawed’ about not being able to remember.
The prosecutor then jumped in with suggesting that he would read him a part of his earlier deposition where he answered the question “It was Roger Stone”.
Bannon did not get a perjury charge then, being smart enough to dodge it with the “I can’t remember” dodge, most loved words in a criminal testimony trial.
At Bannon’s DC court initial appearance he signaled he was planning to use his court case to fire up the Trump base, messaging that he would use his trial publicity as a weapon. But that turned out to be a bad move.
At the Zoom Court meeting, Bannon’s attorney made his pitch to put the in-person hearing off until after the New Year because it was such a ‘complex case’.
Mr. Corcoran, Bannon’s attorney, also repeatedly suggested that it would be unfair for Bannon’s case to cause any delay to the hundreds of criminal cases related to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.
“As a very practical matter, we’re not asking to cut in line (on the Insurrection court cases) and we understand that that is something that affects the court’s docket,” Corcoran said.
But Judge Nichols seemed unimpressed by lawyer’s unusual expressions of concern about cases neither he nor his client are directly involved in.
“It does seem to me that I can manage the interplay between this case and the other cases in my docket in a way that will ensure that no one will not have their day in court,” the judge replied curtly.
While Corcoran proposed reconvening next in January to discuss further steps, Nichols said that was too leisurely a pace and set another hearing for Dec. 7.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate to wait, essentially a month-and-a-half or longer,” said the judge, a Trump appointee.
Judge Nichols also got a lick in with attorney Cochoran, with the judge saying he was not very impressed with his arguments, something I have never seen early on in a case like this.
My read is that the judge was signaling to Bannon and his attorney that he was not going to play the organ grinder monkey in this affair. I suspect that most of the judges involved will feel the same way.
Bannon followed up with having ‘no show’ Mark Meadows on his podcast, fulfilling his arrest day claim that he was going on the offensive. I think Meadows made a mistake jumping onto the Bannon bandwagon, sinking down to his level… Jim W. Dean ]
First published November 17, 2021
Steve Bannon engaged in some absurd performance art outside the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after being criminally indicted for contempt of Congress.
But not so long ago, Steve Bannon was hauled into the very same courthouse by prosecutors to testify against Roger Stone.
I was in court for THAT Bannon performance, which showed the true nature of the person Steve Bannon is… Here’s what happened to Bannon when he was forced to testify against Roger Stone.