Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti broke down the authorized points the Justice Division should weigh after the Home requested the DOJ to criminally prosecute Trump advisor Steve Bannon over his refusal to cooperate with an investigation into the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
“They need to weigh, initially, whether or not or not there is a federal curiosity in continuing with this prosecution,” Mariotti mentioned on CNBC’s “The Information with Shepard Smith.”
“In addition they have to consider whether or not or not they’ve the proof to convict past an inexpensive doubt, and that’s going to be very difficult in a case like this as a result of there are circumstances that may make it troublesome.”
Bannon has refused to show over any proof or to testify about his communications with former President Donald Trump main as much as the lethal rebellion. It is now as much as the Justice Division to resolve whether or not it would criminally prosecute Steve Bannon.
Mariotti gave host Shepard Smith an instance of situations that may make it difficult for the DOJ to prosecute Bannon.
“If Mr. Bannon determined to plead the fifth, that may be an excellent motive to not adjust to a subpoena,” mentioned the previous federal prosecutor. “He, in fact, hasn’t carried out so but, however there are positively dangers for the Justice Division.”