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Bannon slams DeSantis and Musk outside the courtroom in a New York City felony case

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Steve Bannon had harsh words on Thursday for one of former President Donald Trump’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.

When Bannon left court after the latest hearing in the New York State money laundering case, CBS News asked him about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign ad, An audio glitch has occurred on the social networking site Twitter.

“I thought it was a total disaster. Elon Musk is a complete disaster. He’s affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party,” said Bannon, referring to the Twitter CEO, who hosted DeSantis’ ad.

Bannon, who was the chief strategist in the Trump White House and chief executive of the campaign for 2016, was indicted in September 2022 for his role in a group that raised millions through pledges to build a wall along the US-Mexico border privately. Prosecutors from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office say they took the money instead. Bannon has pleaded not guilty to the case.

New York Judge Juan Merchan said Thursday that Bannon’s trial is scheduled for May 27, 2024.

Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump, attends his trial at New York Criminal Court in Manhattan on September 8, 2022.

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The trial was originally scheduled for November 2023, but the case was delayed when Bannon had to change attorneys. His original lawyers told Merchan in January that they and Bannon had “irreconcilable” differences.

Merchan, who also presides over Trump’s presidency A case of criminal falsification of employment recordsHe said he agreed to delay the start of the trial because the parties in the Bannon case said they were happy with the date. Trump’s case is scheduled to go to trial on March 25, 2024. He has pleaded not guilty.

Bannon experienced the same thing Federal fees In 2020 but it was Trump forgave him in the last hours of his presidency. Presidential amnesty does not apply to state revenues.

In a separate federal case, Bannon was sentenced to four months in prison in October 2022 after a jury found him guilty of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. . He must also pay $6,500 in financial penalties.

Bannon was Fisherman The case was filed in July, and he remains at large until his legal team appeals the conviction.

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