Appearing on CNN early Saturday morning, former federal prosecutor Micheal Zeldin warned former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon that he has no legal case that will keep him from having to comply with the House committee investigating the Jan 6th Capitol riot.
On Friday, Bannon made a great show of stating that he will not turn over documents or testify about the insurrection, citing both executive privilege and attorney/client privilege -- even though he is not a lawyer.
According to Zeldin, now that President Joe Biden's White House will not allow executive privilege to be used to block testimony, Bannon will lose and quickly at that.
Speaking with CNN host Laura Jarrett, the former prosecutor stated Bannon doesn't have a legal leg to stand on.
"He should lose, " Zeldin began before adding, " Executive privilege is a privilege that allows the president at the time to seek candid advice from his senior advisers. Bannon didn't work in the White House since 2017. Therefore, on its face, the privilege is inapplicable to him. I think this is just typical Bannon stalling."
"His case should be resolved pretty quickly, and he should lose," he added.
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