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Judge considers brief delay in Bannon trial as lawyers argue about evidence

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The judge handling the contempt of Congress case against former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon is mulling a short delay in the opening of the trial after the prosecution and defense tangled over evidence in the case.

Opening arguments were expected to begin Tuesday morning in the case charging Bannon with defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

However, disagreements and confusion erupted during a hearing early Tuesday aimed at sorting out how much jurors would be told about the back-and-forth between the Congressional panel and Bannon’s attorney over executive privilege and other issues.

U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols has ruled that Bannon cannot argue in the criminal case that he chose not to comply with the subpoena because he believed executive privilege or other immunities permitted him to defy it. However, Nichols has allowed one potential defense: that Bannon believed the deadline........

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