'There's going to be a cooked Bannon goose very soon': MSNBC legal analyst
Breitbart.com CEO Steve Bannon speaks to '60 Minutes' (Screen capture)

Appearing on Saturday's "The Cross Connection" with host Tiffany Cross, MSNBC legal analyst Katie Phang predicted Attorney General Merrick Garland's Justice Department would quickly jump on the House criminal referral of Steve Bannon for contempt and that the former Donald Trump adviser is in for a world of hurt.

"How is it that Steve Bannon has the privilege to negotiate if he might want to come and testify?" host Cross asked.

"Well, to your point, there really shouldn't be more than one standard because the law should be blind and apply uniformly no matter who you are, race, gender, creed or color," Phang replied. "In this particular instance, if you're a Republican, you should have joined your nine brethren in voting to support this referral to the DOJ for the contempt proceedings against Bannon because what's good for the goose is good for the gander and in the event -- the very slim, I'm hoping -- event that perhaps Republicans take over, you'd want to enforce your opinions if you're the seat of power."

"But I believe there's going to be a cooked Bannon goose very soon because the DOJ, in its efforts to uniformly apply the law, will, attempt to indict," she continued. "Why? because it was a duly-authorized issued subpoena and Bannon ignored it and there must be consequences if you're going to ignore a duly-issued authorized subpoena."

"But what's the defense that's going to be raised by Steve Bannon?" she elaborated. "Once he's indicted by the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, he's going to raise the defense of executive privilege, which is a very rarely navigated political concept."

"If you do governmental misconduct or there's a crime, you don't get that protection and there's definitely crime here," she added.

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