Steve Bannon made ‘deeply flawed’ arguments for escaping a contempt of Congress prosecution, House tells judge

Steve Bannon has made “deeply flawed” arguments for escaping prosecution on contempt of Congress charges and should stand trial as scheduled in July, House lawyers said, in an unusual court brief backing up the Justice Department’s case against the onetime Trump advisor.

Steve Bannon made ‘deeply flawed’ arguments for escaping a contempt of Congress prosecution, House tells judge

‘We Build the Wall’ Case Updates

Prosecutors Accuse Last ‘We Build the Wall’ Defendant of Falsifying Records, Threatening Suspected Witness with Supposed Mafia Ties

Prosecutors Ask Judge to Keep Sole Remaining Defendant in We Build the Wall Case from Telling Jury About Steve Bannon’s Pardon

All four were charged with conspiring to defraud donors in We Build the Wall, a crowdfunding effort to build a U.S.-Mexico barrier along the southern border. The charity claimed that every “penny” of the $25 million raised would go toward construction, but prosecutors say that Bannon pocketed $1 million. Kolfage took $350,000 and bought a yacht, a Range Rover SUV, a golf cart, jewelry, and cosmetic surgery with donors’ money, according to the indictment.

Steve Bannon’s Former Accused Co-Conspirators Will Plead Guilty in ‘We Build the Wall’ Case, Prosecutors Reveal