The contempt trial for Steve Bannon started on Tuesday.
This comes after he did not comply with subpoenas from the Jan 6th panel. Bannon offered to testify in public but they wanted it behind closed doors.
David Schoen, the defense lawyer who is representing Bannon issued a warning about how these types of attacks can be used on any American the Deep State wants to go after.
David Schoen, the defense lawyer who is representing Stephen K. Bannon in his ongoing trial for contempt of Congress in federal court in Washington, DC, told Breitbart News Tuesday evening that basic civil liberties were at stake in the outcome.
“This could happen to any American,” Schoen said.
Schoen spoke to Breitbart News after both sides had presented opening arguments in the trial. Prosecutors argued that Bannon thought he was “above the law”; defense attorneys said that, on the contrary, Bannon tried to follow the law by seeking legal advice and waiting for the courts to resolve executive privilege claims.
“When you get a subpoena and you hire a lawyer, you ought to be able to rely on that lawyer’s advice,” Schoen said. He added that when Bannon was subpoenaed by the January 6 Committee to testify and provide documents about the Capitol riot, he was advised by his attorney that there were executive privilege issues to resolve.
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