Date: July 19, 2022
“Jury selection began on Monday for Steve Bannon’s contempt trial, and while he was sitting in court, his own podcast was declaring him guilty. A lawyer who appeared with his guest host on Monday said that the jury is going to decide very quickly that Bannon is guilty, partly due to, as the guest claims, them being mostly Democrats (which isn’t known.) But, more importantly, the fact that there is really no legal defense is going to play the largest role. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
*This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos.
Steve Bannon’s trial began yesterday with jury selection. Of course he is on trial for the, uh, criminal contempt charges that were filed against him by the department of justice. After the criminal referral from the January 6th committee, after of course, Bannon failed to comply with a subpoena issued to him by the committee. But that doesn’t mean that his podcast is not airing every day. Nope. He’s got a guest host out there and yesterday, while Steve Bannon is sitting in that courthouse, the guest host on his podcast brought on one of Bannon’s regulars, a, uh, uh, man by the name of David, uh, fright. He’s an attorney and Mr. Fright, I may or may not be pronouncing that correctly. He actually already declared Steve Bannon guilty before jury selection had even finished a guest on Bannon’s podcast already said Bannon’s guilty, but not necessarily for the reasons that you would think here is what Mr. Fried had to say. I mean, the question is whether or not it’s going to be able to fill 25 minutes because what’s going to go on with the ban in trial, jury selection, federal court, it goes exceedingly quickly. It’s going to be 95 plus if not, 100% Democrat anti-Trump and anti Steve Bannon. And then what’s left of Bannon’s defenses. What’s left to prove from the prosecution. Did you receive the subpoena? Did you respect the subpoena? Yes. And no case closed.
Wow. If only the trial would go that fast. Right? I would love to see that, but actually here’s the crazy part is Mr. Fright is actually right about the second part. I don’t know about the a hundred percent Democrat. You know, we don’t know what these jurors believe will probably find that out after the trial is over, but either way, he is right about the legal defenses. And we know he is right, because that’s already what the judges said last week before the trial even began. The judge, once again, struck down another motion by Bannon’s attorneys. And he also effectively struck down all of their legal defenses because Bannon’s team was trying to claim that Bannon of course had executive privilege from Trump. The judge says, no, you don’t Trump. Didn’t give you executive privilege. Not to mention the fact that Trump is the former president.
He has no claim of executive privilege. The current president, Joe Biden is the only one who can do that. And he said, he’s not gonna do it. So your executive privilege defense is out the window. Bannon’s attorneys then asked them, what’s even the point of a trial to which the judge responded one simple word. He said, agreed, because there is no defense as this lawyer on Bannon’s own podcast pointed out, like, did you get the subpoena? Yes I did. Did you comply with it? No, I didn’t. Okay. Then you’re guilty. it really is that simple folks. The judge has made it that simple by throwing out all of these other defenses
That Bannon’s lawyers could possibly use. But I love the fact that this guy, Mr. Fright came on Bannon’s own podcast and told his audience that yeah, guys get prepared, cuz this guy’s going down. It’s not gonna end well for him. Here’s the fun part. The two misdemeanor charges that Steve Bannon is facing, uh, each come with possible prison sentences anywhere from 30 days to one year in jail for both of them. So it could be 60 days to two years. So if Bannon is found guilty, if he does not just, you know, immediately try to work out a deal and say, all right, let’s get out of this. I give you my stuff. Um, he could be going to jail.”