CBS News reports:
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who has been charged with two counts of criminal contempt of Congress, is scheduled to stand trial on July 18.
Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., set the date in a virtual status conference held Tuesday, during which the government and Bannon’s attorneys also argued over the publication of the evidence that may be used at trial.
Bannon, who faces charges stemming from his refusal to produce documents for the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol and his refusal to be interviewed by the committee, argued that his trial should not be a speedy one, instead advocating for an October trial date.
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JUST IN: Judge sets July 18 trial date in criminal contempt case against Steve Bannon
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) December 7, 2021
Bannon’s contempt trial doesn’t take place until July. Mark Meadows knows he can delay his subpoena compliance even longer. They will run out the clock.
This is why we need to pass our inherent contempt legislation NOW. Otherwise, Congressional subpoenas will remain meaningless. https://t.co/YupGszA58s
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 7, 2021