“Entirely predictable and entirely in violation of the Constitution.” That’s how legendary attorney Alan Dershowitz described the conviction yesterday of Steve Bannon in a D.C. show trial as part of the January 6 theater being put on by the Democrats in control of our government.
“The only provision of the Constitution which appears basically twice is trial by jury, in and in front of a fair jury,” said Dersh to Greta van Susteren on Newsmax. “Number one, he’s not – he didn’t have a jury. Number two, the judge took his defenses away from them. The judge denied him a jury trial. They wouldn’t allow him to put it on evidence that he believed that 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.”
“So as I predicted on this show, on other shows before, the conviction was a foregone conclusion. The only issue is will it be reversed by appeal, either by the appellate court in the District of Columbia or by the Supreme Court?” he said. “I think it’s very likely that this conviction will be reversed at some point.”
And he goes on to discuss the bias of the venue, the jury pool, the city of D.C. in general, and what the judge did wrong specifically.
“That’s a major constitutional issue,” said Dershowitz regarding charging people with contempt of congress when they don’t have a judicial determination on the question of executive privilege prior to potentially violating that privilege, which would carry consequences.
This is a simple and cogent analysis and certainly correct. Whether it is predictive remains to be seen, but you can bet the media will try to sabotage the legal decision because they are short-sighted political hacks.