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Steve Bannon turns to Attorney David Shoen, an ex-Trump impeachment lawyer

After surrendering to the FBI on Monday morning, Bannon has retained Attorney David Shoen, who used to represent former President Donald Trump. 

Bannon, who was indicted on account of refusing to comply with the House’s subpoena, surrendered to authorities on Monday morning. He was released later that afternoon. David Shoen, who Bannon used to mock, has agreed to represent him. Shoen represented Trump during his second impeachment trial.

On Friday, Bannon was indicted by the Department of Justice on two counts of contempt. The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack subpoenaed Bannon for his testimony, along with releasing documents relating to the incident. He refused to comply, leading the House to vote to hold him in contempt. He had given an excuse, which the House did not accept, that Trump had instructed him not to comply.

Shoen is known most for representing Trump in his second impeachment trial, which was caused by the alleged connection between Trump and the January 6 Capitol attack. He has also represented Trump affiliate Roger Stone, and has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein had asked for his representation just days before he died.

Bannon, during Trump’s second impeachment trial, mocked Shoen, comparing him to an “absent-minded professor” for his appearance. He also attacked Shoen for not spreading claims of election fraud.

Before leaving office, Trump pardoned Bannon for embezzlement charges. Bannon is one of the founders of Breitbart, and served as Trump’s Chief Strategist for seven months. Trump defended Bannon in a statement, where he said, “This Country has perhaps never done to anyone what they have done to Steve Bannon and they are looking to do it to others, also,” and called the US a “radicalized mess”.

ARTICLE: RITA VOGT

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: MSNBC

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