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Bannon Judge Wants to Hear More on Dismissal Request — Even After Conviction

  • Bannon argued trial was unfair without lawmakers’ testimony
  • Judge now asks for further briefing, after Bannon’s conviction
Steve Bannon responds to a question while exiting federal court in Washington, D.C., on July 22.

Steve Bannon responds to a question while exiting federal court in Washington, D.C., on July 22.

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The judge who presided over Steve Bannon’s criminal contempt trial asked defense lawyers for further arguments on an earlier request to dismiss the case, even after their client’s conviction.

The order, issued Wednesday, came after a federal jury in Washington on July 22 found the longtime Donald Trump adviser guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress. The charges were based on Bannon’s defiance of a subpoena from the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.