Lawmakers could be called to testify if Bannon's criminal case goes to trial: report
FILE PHOTO: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a campaign event for Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore in Fairhope, Alabama, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman/File Photo

According to a report from Jonathan Swan at Axios, the trial of former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon could turn into a legal circus with both sides -- the DOJ and Bannon -- calling in a multitude of witnesses in the hopes of bolstering their case.

With Swan writing that Bannon's Friday indictment for contempt of Congress was likely a wake-up call to other Trump insiders who are balking at appearing before the House committee investigating the Jan 6th riot that led lawmakers to flee the Capitol over fears for their lives, Swan claimed he doesn't see Bannon doing anything but allowing it to go to trial where he can create even more chaos.

"Bannon was uniquely defiant of Congress. According to the indictment, he didn't even figure out what documents he has that the committee might want — a typical step, even for people who have no intention of turning over those documents," Swan wrote before speculating what will happen if the former Trump official decides he wants a highly-anticipated trial.

"Bannon is expected to turn himself in on Monday for arraignment. And if his case goes to trial, it could be quite a scene," Swan wrote before warning, "The Justice Department could call members of Congress or Hill staff as witnesses. And Lord knows who Bannon would call."

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