Prosecutors criticized former White Home strategist Steve Bannon, saying that he’s making an attempt to make his case on contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas from the Home Choose Committee tasked with investigating the January 6 riot a trial by media “moderately than in courtroom.”
The prosecution’s feedback got here after Bannon’s protection requested that the D.C. U.S. Legal professional’s workplace unseal all proof within the case, together with grand jury testimony.
“The protection’s deceptive claims, failure to confer, unexplained wholesale opposition, and extrajudicial statements clarify the protection’s actual function: to abuse prison discovery to do this case within the media moderately than in courtroom,” the prosecutors wrote in a courtroom submitting, arguing that unsealing the proof would undermine the privateness of any witnesses who might have testified to the grand jury and undermine their testimony throughout trial.
“The defendant’s menace of ‘happening offense’ and making this case ‘hell’ can’t be ignored when contemplating these witnesses’ privateness pursuits of their private background info,” the submitting reads.
Bannon was indicted by a federal grand jury on two prison contempt costs on November 12 and surrendered to authorities three days later. The Home of Representatives had voted to carry him in prison contempt of Congress and to refer him to the Justice Division after Bannon’s protection gave the Home Choose Committee advance discover that he wouldn’t comply.
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