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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A federal judge on Wednesday refused to throw out criminal contempt of Congress charges against Steve Bannon, greenlighting the July jury trial to proceed against the onetime Trump advisor over his defiance of the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.



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...During a three-hour court hearing, Judge Carl Nichols rejected Bannon's arguments challenging the validity of the House committee. Bannon centered his argument, in part, on the structure of the nine-member House committee, noting that the resolution forming the congressional panel called for it to include a total of 13 lawmakers.

But Nichols, a Trump appointee confirmed in 2019, said it was "not a basis by which the court can or will dismiss the indictment."

With that ruling, Nichols joined with another Trump appointee, Judge Tim Kelly, who had previously found that the House January 6 committee was validly constituted in spite of not having 13 members. Nichols acknowledged Wednesday that, in the resolution creating the January 6 committee, the House said it "shall" include 13 lawmakers, including five appointed after consultation with the minority leader....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-15 04:57 PM | Reply

Throw ol' Liverite in prison.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-06-15 05:15 PM | Reply

"Bannon's arguments challenging the validity of the House committee."

Just like I thought.
The investigation wasn't Properly Predicated.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-06-15 05:24 PM | Reply

Awww.... nice things happening to nice people.


"rejected Bannon's arguments challenging the validity of the House committee."

Also rejects Diapers Don's same argument.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2022-06-15 07:39 PM | Reply

And he'll raise another million dollars from his endlessly gullible flock of fascists because of it.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-06-15 08:53 PM | Reply

And garland is too impotent to do anything about it.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-06-15 08:53 PM | Reply


Just exactly what do you want Garland to do?

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-06-15 10:16 PM | Reply

How much money will the MAGATS hand over to help their drunk uncle?

#8 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-06-16 12:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

And garland is too impotent to do anything about it.

Well, his DOJ defeated Bannon's attempted dismissal. So, there's that.

#9 | Posted by et_al at 2022-06-16 02:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


"How much money will the MAGATS hand over"

Based on past performance ($250 Million) and the number of MAGATS, another $3.65 per head sounds reasonable. As long as doesn't come out their beer budget at the end of the month. Timing is everything.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-06-16 06:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

This mope should be locked up for life just on looks alone. As someone commented on Discuss in 2016 "I've seen better heads in a formaldehyde jar".

#11 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-06-16 11:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Future headline: Bannon ordered to shower, shave, serve 10 years in prison.

#12 | Posted by cbob at 2022-06-16 09:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

(Corporal Klinger to Sgt. Zale) "

Zale, if my dog had a face like yours, I'd shave its butt and teach it to walk backwards."

#13 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-06-17 06:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Stinky Steve likely hasn't showered in 10 years.
Most Trumper's have really poor hygienic habits.

#14 | Posted by a_monson at 2022-06-17 06:46 AM | Reply

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