A judge on Tuesday dismissed an indictment against Steve Bannon.
Prosecutors previously objected and said the indictment against Bannon should stand despite President’s Trump decision to issue a pardon of his former advisor.
Federal prosecutors were angry over the presidential pardon and wanted the indictment to stand because dismissing it “could have a broader effect than the pardon itself, among other things potentially relieving Bannon of certain consequences not covered by the pardon.”
US District Judge Analisa Torres, an Obama appointee on Tuesday dismissed the indictment.
The Obama judge however didn’t miss this opportunity to smear Steve Bannon and said the pardon and dismissal does not mean he is innocent: “To the contrary, from the country’s earliest days, courts, including the Supreme Court, have acknowledged that even if there is no formal admission of guilt, the issuance of a pardon may ‘carr(y) an imputation of guilt; acceptance a confession of it,’” she wrote,
Associated Press reported:
The dismissal Tuesday came in a written decision by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres. She said it wasn’t the practice of the Manhattan federal courts to remove a defendant from a case’s docket without resolving the indictment. Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, had pleaded not guilty to charges alleging he and three others defrauded donors in a $25 million fund to build a wall along the nation’s southern border.
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