Trump ally Bannon faces skeptical court docket in bid to overturn contempt conviction

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WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Steve Bannon, who was a senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, confronted a skeptical federal appeals court docket on Thursday as he sought to reverse his legal conviction for defying a subpoena from a congressional panel that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Bannon “acted in the one approach the legislation permitted him to behave,” his legal professional David Schoen instructed a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The court docket didn’t look like persuaded by Schoen’s argument.

“I do not see within the report that there was a response aside from ‘no,'” Pillard stated of Bannon’s dealing with of the subpoena.

Bannon was sentenced by Nichols in October 2022 to 4 months in jail and a $6,500 effective. Nichols allowed him to stay free whereas he appeals.

Trump supporters assaulted police, stormed barricades and swarmed the Capitol in a failed bid to forestall congressional certification of Biden’s victory.

Reporting by Andrew Goudsward; Enhancing by Will Dunham and Scott Malone

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