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Steve Bannon on trial: Meet 8 key players in the Trump ally's criminal contempt of Congress case

Business Insider Logo By rbarber@businessinsider.com (C. Ryan Barber) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 8:  Jury selection began Monday in the criminal trial of Steve Bannon on contempt of Congress charges. Bannon has vowed to go "medieval," but several pre-trial rulings have left him almost defenseless. Opening arguments and witness testimony are expected to begin Monday. Wearing two black button-down shirts beneath a matching dark blazer, Steve Bannon strode into a federal courthouse in his signature double-collared style Monday to stand trial on contempt of Congress charges.Just as his fashion choice defied the July heat in Washington, DC, jury selection commenced in spite of Bannon's last-ditch attempts to delay the trial in light of the publicity surrounding the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack.Bannon has pledged to make his case the "misdemeanor from hell" for the Biden administration, and as his trial neared, he vowed on his podcast to go "medieval." But Bannon now is virtually defenseless following a string of pre-trial rulings that limited arguments his lawyers had hoped to raise.The jurors ultimately seated for Bannon's case will hand down the verdict, but a broader cast — including lawyers, an FBI agent, and a veteran of former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team — will shape the closely-watched proceedings. Here are the key players to watch. Read the original article on Business Insider

Steve Bannon on trial: Meet 8 key players in the Trump ally's criminal contempt of Congress case

  • Jury selection began Monday in the criminal trial of Steve Bannon on contempt of Congress charges.
  • Bannon has vowed to go "medieval," but several pre-trial rulings have left him almost defenseless.
  • Opening arguments and witness testimony are expected to begin Monday.

Wearing two black button-down shirts beneath a matching dark blazer, Steve Bannon strode into a federal courthouse in his signature double-collared style Monday to stand trial on contempt of Congress charges.

Just as his fashion choice defied the July heat in Washington, DC, jury selection commenced in spite of Bannon's last-ditch attempts to delay the trial in light of the publicity surrounding the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack.

Bannon has pledged to make his case the "misdemeanor from hell" for the Biden administration, and as his trial neared, he vowed on his podcast to go "medieval." But Bannon now is virtually defenseless following a string of pre-trial rulings that limited arguments his lawyers had hoped to raise.

The jurors ultimately seated for Bannon's case will hand down the verdict, but a broader cast — including lawyers, an FBI agent, and a veteran of former President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team — will shape the closely-watched proceedings. Here are the key players to watch.

 
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