October 25, 2022


Criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset said Bannon’s appeal process will be be lengthy, suggesting the Trump ally could be playing a “stalling game” in the hope that a new president may ultimately officer him a pardon.

“I do get the feeling the judge was trying to walk a line between the prosecutors’ request and Bannon’s request, and at the same time send a message going forward for future congressional hearings relating to Jan. 6 and other issues regarding Trump’s presidency,” Fiset told Newsweek.

“The judge is sending a clear message that he doesn’t buy Bannon’s claims that he was protected under executive privilege when he had not been an official advisor to Trump for years prior to January 6.”

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