News That Will Drive You To Drink

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H/T Scissorhead D-Cap

Guys, if you can believe it, podcaster Steve Bannon’s contempt of congress trial started today!

WASHINGTON — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon’s trial on contempt of Congress charges began Monday after a judge rejected his attempts to delay it…

Bannon, who had stonewalled the committee since October, had a last-minute change of heart this month as he sought to delay the trial, a decision his lawyer attributed to a letter from Trump that waived a purported claim of executive privilege. The Justice Department maintains that Bannon’s offer to testify was nothing more than a “last-ditch attempt to avoid accountability.”

Ya think?

Still, both sides were able to agree on 22 qualified jurors on Monday before ending proceedings for the day. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said last week he was “hopeful” that enough jurors would be found who haven’t been paying close attention to the Jan. 6 committee hearings and don’t know much about Bannon so they could fairly decide the case.

And lest we all forget, NBC kindly reminds us of the best jurisprudence of the year:

Pretrial hearings largely did not go Bannon’s way and Nichols knocked out several potential defenses Bannon’s team had raised, leading his lawyer to ask the judge, “What is the point of going to trial here if there are no defenses?”

And we remind you the Judge replied, “I agree.” 

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5 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Of course we all agree with the judge cause Bannon doesn’t have a reasonable or even a nonreasonble defense. I’m fairly certain he’ll attempt something theactrical, but this judge won’t tolerate much nonsense. I think I smell goose in the oven. A nice touch would be if he realizes that he may get a better deal if he rats out TFG. That would be an epic betrayal, and would not sit at all well with TFG, but would be fun to watch…

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  2. Gotta laugh at his excuses and demands -with none being bought by anyone. He’s geasy AF but he’s not slick at all.

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  3. roket says:

    Theatrics is pretty much a given. Mainly because it will be interesting to see what his defense lawyer believes the meaning of defense is.

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  4. Redhand says:

    Give the sonofabitch the full two years.

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  5. beckymaenot says:

    I really hope he is convicted and gets jail time. Also- where would they send him for jail? Hopefully to one of the privatized hellholes that have become so very popular with the “jail them all” crowd.

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