Prosecutors Push Back on Bannon’s Circus; Roger Stone & Alex Jones Prepare to Plead the 5th
by Glenn Kirschner, with Justice Matters
[ Editor’s Note: We finally have a couple of the Trump grifters pleading the 5th. Roger Stone does not have Trump to pardon him this time, so both he and Jones seem resigned to saying nothing and trying to wait the process out, as the Jan 6 Committee’s plate gets full and the Congressmen might not want to spend precious time on their cases.
Both of their legal bills will be less if they stay mum for a while, and they will probably instruct their counsel to drag the process out as long as possible, hoping for a Trump win in 2024 and pardons for both.
They could end up with Department of Justice investigations on top of the Jan 6 committee’s efforts. That might require each of them robbing one bank a month to keep their lawyer bills current. Who would take their case without a paid in advance retainer?
Steve Bannon has his podcast tool to fund his legal expenses, and probably a good bit stashed away for a rainy day. At this point, he looks like one of the top Insurrection plotters, a driving force behind the effort.
The judges will be trying to rein him in, so as not to let him make a mockery of the judicial process of these important affairs, where people died and hundreds have been jailed with conviction sentences in the four year range.
The sedition charges will be last to come, as a lot of evidence is needed for a solid conviction. But with the huge pool of participants, we should see some flipping begin with those one notch below the bigger targets… Jim W. Dean ]
First aired November 29, 2021
Federal prosecutors filed a motion today taking Steve Bannon’s defense team to task for “misleading” the court and attempting to have Bannon’s criminal contempt of Congress case tried in the court of public opinion rather than in a court of law.
In other developments, both Roger Stone and Alex Jones have said they likely will invoke their 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination when called to testify bore the House select committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol.
This is perhaps one of the better decisions made by there two men as they undoubtedly would incriminate themselves if they were to testify truthfully. Next, once they plead the 5th, this will raise the issue of whether congress will grant them immunity and compel their testimony.