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Steve Bannon Found Guilty of Contempt of Congress - WSJ

Mr. Corcoran also called the case “infected by politics” because the prosecution’s main witness, congressional lawyer Kristin Amerling, has worked for Democratic Party lawmakers, donated to Democrats, and was in a book club with Ms. Gaston, the prosecutor.

If we’re going to pursue Steve Bannon for Contempt of Congress, then DOJ needs to pursue everyone referred for Contempt of Congress. Cherry-picking cases of political foes is beyond corrosive.

And we need to shut down the District Court in DC and send these high profile cases to another federal court. The relationships between people in this case, and in the Sussmann case, would never fly in the Northern District of Illinois or the District of Nebraska.

Just over a week ago, Mr. Bannon made a last-minute offer to testify to the Jan. 6 committee, adding he would prefer to do so at a public hearing. Mr. Bannon said his change of heart came after Mr. Trump waived executive privilege. Prosecutors had argued that executive privilege was never properly invoked in the first place. Judge Nichols said that Mr. Bannon’s offer to testify was irrelevant to whether he defaulted on the subpoena months earlier.

The purpose of the justice system is to correct injustices and repair the damage done by breaches. So instead of letting Bannon cure the contempt and obey the subpoena, we send him to jail for 30 days and get no testimony?

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