Steve Bannon Is All Bluff and No Bluster
After months of screeching, Steve Bannon had his day in court last week. He refused to testify, offered no witnesses or any real defense, and preened to reporters about cowardly House Committee members refusing to testify (even without calling any of them or acknowledging the judge’s rulings on that matter). It took a jury all of 3 hours to find him guilty of both counts. He is set to be sentenced in mid October – just before the mid terms.
<blockquote>Prosecutor Molly Gaston argued during the trial, which began on Monday, that Bannon “chose allegiance to Donald Trump over compliance with the law.”
“When it really comes down to it, he did not want to recognize Congress’ authority or play by the government’s rules,” Gaston said. “Our government only works if people show up. It only works if people play by the rules. And it only works if people are held accountable when they do not.”</blockquote>