Bannon Loses Bid To Delay Trial, Court Sets July Date

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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