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(Politico)   Steve Bannon requests delay in his July 18 trial because TV ratings displease him   (politico.com) divider line
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1620 clicks; posted to Politics » on 30 Jun 2022 at 6:42 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-29 11:25:01 PM  
Judge: "Yeah, it's only going to get worse buddy...Denied."  *bangs gavel*
 
2022-06-30 2:17:07 AM  
Trump-appointed judge:
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2022-06-30 2:23:50 AM  
Shouldn't have any problem getting through voir dire on that. Plenty of people haven't even seen these hearings and probably don't know they exist.
 
2022-06-30 5:42:21 AM  
Plus it's going to take a while for Industrial Light & Magic to come up with a filter to put on him to prevent nationwide vomiting.
 
2022-06-30 5:59:54 AM  
Odd that he didn't seem to have that worry about cameras or media attention about the insurrection that he called for...

Ultimately, he's still mad that he wasn't greeted as a liberator.
 
2022-06-30 6:48:32 AM  
When a local regular at a small town bar who won't shut the fark up becomes advisor to the POTUS.   He finishes his career trying to schedule his own court appearances.
 
2022-06-30 6:50:10 AM  
The request came in as a drink dial. Contemporaneous photo:

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2022-06-30 6:53:28 AM  
This is an open and shut case. You were subpoenaed, Steve. You refused to show up. You are supposed to show up. It doesn't matter if you think there's some privileged information or incriminating information you don't want out, but that's not what the issue is. You were given an official request to appear, and you didn't. Go to jail until you decide to show up and hang over documents and materials.

No more delays. No more obstruction. Show up or go to jail. Kthxbye.
 
2022-06-30 6:57:27 AM  
He's just delaying things until the midterm elections, when Republicans win again.I bet he's hoping the Republican led court and Republican led congress will dismiss all charges.
 
2022-06-30 7:00:59 AM  

Ragin' Asian: The request came in as a drink dial. Contemporaneous photo:

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*blink blink*
 
2022-06-30 7:01:22 AM  
Well gosh, let's just never prosecute anyone who's getting bad public press then.

Ya idiot.
 
2022-06-30 7:09:50 AM  
Sorry, Steve, you missed your chance to avoid publicity.  Trying to overthrow the US carries with it a bit of attention-getting.  And then ignoring a subpoena from a very public investigative body is gonna draw some eyeballs as well.  Going on the radio and TV and talking about all this stuff in an effort to actually draw attention to yourself is going to get some publicity about yourself and the Jan6 hearing because that's what you're trying to do.  You're chance to avoid notice was back when you chose to very publicly promote an insurrection, before you very publicly went after publicity.
 
2022-06-30 7:10:28 AM  
all I did was betray the government and the people of the United States.  It's not like I passed off a counterfeit $20.
 
2022-06-30 7:11:23 AM  
Anything Steve Bannon "requests" needs to be met with a resounding "F*ck you, no."
 
2022-06-30 7:53:49 AM  
I remember back in the good old days, prior to 2016, when I had optimism and faith in our government.  Now I have neither of those things.

I expect that he will be granted his delay.  I also expect that he will be free to do whatever he wants in the meantime.
I also expect that he will never EVER be made to account for any of his illegal activity.  Because this country is terrible at punishing rich, powerful, white people, not matter how much criming they've done.

So this entire thread so far is basically a circle jerk of people saying, "We got him."  And, no.  We really don't.

You are right, of course.  He should have been locked up immediately.  He should be sitting in a cell until he talks.  But this is America.  And that doesn't happen in America.
 
2022-06-30 7:59:27 AM  

Ehre: He's just delaying things until the midterm elections, when Republicans win again.I bet he's hoping the Republican led court and Republican led congress will dismiss all charges.


Then he is bigger moron than a drunk. The DoJ has the case now. Changing Congressional control doesn't eliminate the fact that he ignored the subpoena. The crime is not contingent on the House Select Committee exists. He has to delay until 2025 and a Republican President or win the case to get out of this charge. He does have a Trumper judge, so he might get the judge to dismiss the case.
 
2022-06-30 8:02:48 AM  
Bannon knows that once he's actually in that court room it's over. He is guilty as fark and he knows it.
That's why he wants to delay as long as possible.
It's a shame he's exhausted all his excuses. Ah well.
 
2022-06-30 8:16:13 AM  
He's effectively being charged with being a weasel and his strategy thus far has been to continue acting like a weasel.
 
2022-06-30 8:26:59 AM  
If only he'd been caught selling cigarettes while Black.
 
2022-06-30 8:47:29 AM  
Somebody steal the Seven Sacred Daggers of Tel Megadah from the Vatican already. They're the only weapons that can pierce this fel-ogre's hide.
 
2022-06-30 8:49:15 AM  

bittermang: Somebody steal the Seven Sacred Daggers of Tel Megadah from the Vatican already. They're the only weapons that can pierce this fel-ogre's hide.


*Tel Meggido. Goddamn ancient things are hard to spell.
 
2022-06-30 9:06:05 AM  

dsmith42: The DoJ has the case now. Changing Congressional control doesn't eliminate the fact that he ignored the subpoena. The crime is not contingent on the House Select Committee exists. He has to delay until 2025 and a Republican President or win the case to get out of this charge. He does have a Trumper judge, so he might get the judge to dismiss the case.


I wish I shared your optimism, but the fact is that if Republicans take control of the House Bannon will get out of this, regardless of what the law or historical norms call for. Speaker of the House Gym Jordan or Speaker of the House Kevin McQarthy will reference some arcane piece of historical legislation that they claim absolves him, Tucker Carlson will run with it for several days in a row, then Bannon will call a smirking press conference announcing his TOTAL EXONERATION.

After that it's just a matter of Chuck Schumer blandly tut-tutting over the top of his stupid glasses, and making his customary unhappy-old-lady faces and sighing about how "disappointed" he is in "my friends across the aisle."

There's a goddamn war for the very future of this country going on right now, and the people who are supposed to be fighting on our side don't seem to even realize it. "When Republicans pull a knife, Democrats pull a politely-worded letter" doesn't cut it anymore.
 
2022-06-30 9:20:46 AM  

Ehre: He's just delaying things until the midterm elections, when Republicans win again.I bet he's hoping the Republican led court and Republican led congress will dismiss all charges.


The election doesn't matter for the current charge.

Bannon's contempt charge ends with this Congress on 1/3/2023. If Dems win, then can subpoena him yet again, but the process starts over from scratch.

That said, having him drag this out so he ends up jailed during the general election season where he can do no harm would be the best result.
 
2022-06-30 10:35:50 AM  

dsmith42: Ehre: He's just delaying things until the midterm elections, when Republicans win again.I bet he's hoping the Republican led court and Republican led congress will dismiss all charges.

Then he is bigger moron than a drunk. The DoJ has the case now. Changing Congressional control doesn't eliminate the fact that he ignored the subpoena. The crime is not contingent on the House Select Committee exists. He has to delay until 2025 and a Republican President or win the case to get out of this charge. He does have a Trumper judge, so he might get the judge to dismiss the case.


He's counting on all those things not existing after repubs have caused a complete collapse.  They're ALL counting on that, hence all the batshiat obviously illegal stuff.  With enough lawyers you can stall indefinitely.
 
2022-06-30 11:15:44 AM  
These shiateheads always request endless delays and rescheduling.  Ask Ken Paxton, in Texas.
 
2022-06-30 4:19:50 PM  

mrshowrules: He's effectively being charged with being a weasel and his strategy thus far has been to continue acting like a weasel.


To be fair, at his age, do you think he knows any other way to be?
 
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