Former Trump advisor, now a far right-wing podcaster, Steve Bannon has been rebuked by a federal judge, who ruled he may not claim “reliance upon advice of counsel” as a defense to refuse to respond to a Congressional subpoena.
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ruled on Wednesday, that “neither of [Bannon’s] arguments is persuasive.”
NEWS: Judge rules that BANNON cannot use "advice of counsel" defense against contempt of Congress charges for defying Jan. 6 select committee.\n\nBig blow to his defense.\n\nRuling:https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.237438/gov.uscourts.dcd.237438.49.0_1.pdf\u00a0\u2026— Kyle Cheney (@Kyle Cheney) 1649272174
Fed. judge has rejected Steve Bannon's attempt to introduce evidence that he failed to respond to the Jan. 6 committee's subpoena on the advice of counsel because advice-of-counsel is no defense for contempt charges. https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.237438/gov.uscourts.dcd.237438.49.0_1.pdf\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/3GxFwKlvJn— Gabriel Malor (@Gabriel Malor) 1649272809