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Bannon Fails Again to Get Contempt Trial Delayed in Jan. 6 Probe Case

  • Trial starts Monday on criminal contempt of Congress charges
  • Bannon was indicted after refusing to work with Jan. 6 panel
Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump, departs from federal court in Washington, D.C., on March 16. 

Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump, departs from federal court in Washington, D.C., on March 16. 

Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Longtime Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon failed once more to persuade a judge to delay his criminal contempt trial over refusing to cooperate with the congressional committee investigating the US Capitol riot. 

US District Judge Carl J. Nichols for the second time this week shot down Bannon’s request to push off his trial by three months. His defense argued that publicity around the Jan. 6, 2021 riot would taint a jury pool. Nichols, in federal court in Washington, said during the pre-trial conference that he still believed any bias could be found out during the jury questioning process.