In Steve Bannon Case, His Lawyer Asks of Brady and AUSA Says Only Offline; Next SDNY Feb 22
After the judge and others hung up, still on the line, among those with speaking roles: "Federal Judge appointed by Obama... This is pure political persecution of Trump." Watch this site.
SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 17 – The Southern District of New York courthouse, which Inner City Press has covered nearly alone this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was jumping on August 20. Video here. In the afternoon, Steve Bannon would appear in person before a judge. After pleading not guilty, he told the press as he left the courthouse, "This entire fiasco is to stop people who want to build the wall."
This came after more than two hours of chanting by three then six people with flags, pro-Bannon: "CCP violence, stop the killing." Inner City Press spoke with them, video here.
On August 31, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Analisa Torres held a proceeding, and Inner City Press live tweeted it, below.
On December 17, Judge Torres held another proceeding, and Inner City Press live tweeted it, here:
Judge Torres: I understand that for Mr. Bannon, Mr. Burck [of Quinn Emanuel] is withdrawing, and Mr. Costello is making his appearance?
Burck: Yes. Judge Torres: You are relieved. Will the [remaining] attorneys make their appearances?
AUSAs Moe, Roos and Sobelman
Judge Torres now reading script of the new Due Process Protection Act signed by President Trump in October, amending Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 5(f).
AUSA: The discovery is very extensive. We loaded the drives, at least the ones the defendants provided
Judge Torres: When will you be finished?
AUSA: It takes a while. A device [phone] has to be imaged, then a privilege team, then to prosecutors. I could give you an update in a few weeks or a month.
Judge Torres: Done by end of January? AUSA: Not with every device.
Judge Torres: How about February 22, 1 pm, as a control date, to know if the defense will be making motion?
AUSA: Fine with the government.
Defense: Can't predict, not having seen anything. [Apparently Costello for Bannon]
Costello for Bannon: Any Brady material?
AUSA Sobelman: we can do this offline, rather than in this public forum. Mr Costello never raised this to us, when we spoke. Judge Torres: OK, discussion offline. I'd like to wish you happy holidays. Adjourned.
Then, after the judge and others hang up, still on the line, among those with speaking roles: "Federal Judge appointed by Obama... This is pure political persecution of Trump." Watch this site.
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