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Steve Bannon’s Criminal Defense Attorney Resigns After Emergency Appeal



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Steve Bannon was ordered last week by a federal judge to report to prison on July 1st, 2024 for defying a Congressional subpoena from the January 6th Committee. The attorney representing Bannon in that case was veteran criminal defense attorney David Schoen.

Schoen represented President Donald Trump in his first impeachment trial, successfully navigating the former President to an acquittal, and evading attempts by Congressional Democrats to remove Trump from office.

Slingshot News has now learned that Schoen has officially resigned his position as Steve Bannon’s lawyer after an emergency appeal was submitted on the ruling in Bannon’s case by another law firm.

Bannon’s team, now being led by new addition Trent McCotter, issued the following statement on that appeal, saying,

“The government seeks to imprison Mr. Bannon for the four-month period leading up to the November election, when millions of Americans look to him for information on important campaign issues. This would also effectively bar Mr. Bannon from serving as a meaningful advisor in the ongoing national campaign.”

After Bannon was ordered to report to prison on July 1st last week, Schoen appeared on CNN, appearing to be bewildered by the Judge’s decision to not allow him to present Bannon’s prepared case.

Controversial political operative Roger Stone uploaded a clip of the exchange between Schoen and a CNN host, captioning the video, “STUNNING. Veteran criminal defense attorney David Schoen finds out the system is rigged and that the merits of his legal arguments are meaningless.”

See that video below,

Schoen confirmed tonight that he no longer represents Steve Bannon following the submission of this emergency appeal.

As we have previously reported, incarceration for contempt of Congress charges may be the least of Steve Bannon’s problems.

The controversial podcast host also has an upcoming New York State Trial over his ‘We Build The Wall’ charity fraud charges. While Bannon was pardoned by Trump on charges related to the charity, Bannon never went to trial and thus had no so-called ‘double jeopardy protection,’ and was subsequently re-indicted in New York State.

Bannon’s partners in the creation of ‘We Build The Wall’ have already been sentenced to multiple years in prison.

In April of 2023, Brian Kolfage, who co-founded a charity called ‘We Build The Wall’ with Steve Bannon and an individual named Andrew Badolato, was sentenced to four years in jail for his role in the charity.

Fellow co-founder Badolato has also been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the charity, pleading guilty to wire-fraud conspiracy.

Another defendant in the ‘We Build The Wall’ scandal, Timothy Shea, was sentenced to 63 months in prison and ordered to pay a $1.801 Million restitution for being found guilty for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering in July of 2023.

The Judge overseeing Bannon’s ‘We Build The Wall’ trial is none other than Juan Merchan, who recently made a name for himself for officiating the so-called ‘Trump hush money trial’ in New York.

His charges include money laundering, conspiracy and scheming to defraud investors.

Things are bad for Steve Bannon, and it appears they are going to get a lot worse before they get better.

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  1. backtobaker

    June 12, 2024 at 4:20 pm

    it could not be happening to a nicer guy, lol. On a petty side note, if you have a face that looks like Bannon’s, you should be required to wear a bag over your head before going out in public.

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