Steve Bannon Released From Custody After Appearing Before Judge.
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former senior adviser in the White House and former chief executive of Breitbart News, was released from custody Monday afternoon after he turned himself in following Friday’s indictment.
Upon leaving court, Bannon’s attorney told reporters that Judge Robin Meriweather place a hearing in District Court in Washington, DCUS on November 18.
“I will never back down. They hired the wrong guy “, Bannon said reporters. “This will be a misdemeanor from hell for Merrick Garland, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden.”
“Joe Biden ordered Merrick Garland to process me from the White House lawn when he got off Marine One,” Bannon reclaimed. “We are tired of playing defense. We are going to go on the offensive in this, ”against Joe Biden and the Chinese Communist Party.
Bannon also said before turning to FBI agents that the populist movement is succeeding among Hispanics and African Americans.
“We have Hispanics on our side, African Americans on our side; we are bringing down the Biden regime, ”he said.
“I don’t want anyone to stop looking at what we do every day,” Bannon continued. “This is all noise.”
News of the indictment demonstrates the Biden administration’s willingness to go after former political rivals, opening future administrations to possible prosecution.
Previous US presidential administrations have been reluctant to investigate their former rivals, even after promising during an election to do so, on the merits of protecting executive privilege.
If Bannon is convicted, he faces a fine of up to $ 1,000 for each crime and a year in jail.