Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said on Newsmax Sunday that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s trial was not a fair one and that he believed it would be reversed on appeal.
“Entirely predictable and entirely in violation of the Constitution,Dershowitz said of the trial. “The only provision of the Constitution which appears basically twice is trial by jury, in front of a fair jury. Number one he didn’t have a fair jury. Number two the judge took his defenses away from him. The judge denied him a jury trial. They wouldn’t allow him to put on evidence that he believed there was an executive privilege involved and he wanted a judicial determination before he violated the executive privilege. That issue could not be presented to the jury,” he said.
Dershowitz said that he predicted Bannon would be convicted but that he thinks the conviction will be reversed on appeal.
“I think its very likely that this conviction will be reversed at some point,” he said.
Hypocrisy by Democrats
Bannon appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Friday night to speak about his conviction. In the monologue preceding, Carlson pointed out that Bannon had been convicted for a crime that “no Democrat is ever convicted of.”
Carlson also pointed out that police released a man without bail for trying to murder GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin on the same day they convicted Bannon.
What are we to make of these two events occurring the same day?” he asked Bannon.
“As you can tell, the Democrats are completely lawless and look how they’ve run this committee,” Bannon said, adding, “There is no ranking member. There’s no minority counsel. It’s not like the traditional hearings that have galvanized the nation in the past.”
Coming at us
“They’re coming at us on every aspect. Look, they’re trying to shut you down,” Bannon said. “[P]eople have to understand, right now, this is an ideological war, and we cannot lose. The fate of the country is [at stake] over the next couple of years.”
Bannon said he supports Trump more than ever and that when Republicans regain congressional majorities, they should investigate the January 6 committee.
Numerous Democrats have defied subpoenas and not been charged with a crime, but they are so hell-bent on getting Trump and anyone associated with him on something that they decided to go after Bannon.
Bannon won’t be the first victim of the get-Trump crowd, and he probably won’t be the last. He will be vindicated like all the others, but how many more will have to spend big money on legal defenses and time in jail just because Democrats hate Trump?