Judge Denies Bannon’s Request For New Trial

Fired Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon was convicted in July for defying a subpoena from the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee.
Steve Bannon

At a glance

  • A federal judge on Friday denied Bannon’s request for a new trial, after jurors convicted him of contempt of Congress for ignored the subpoena.
  • Bannon’s argument in part was that  the jury that convicted him on two misdemeanor charges received flawed instructions and that he was blocked from having lawmakers, including members of the House committee that issued the subpoena, from testifying at his trial
  • “Defendant’s arguments on this score do not warrant a new trial,” wrote U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols.

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