One day after Twitter permanently banned Steve Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, the famed political operative’s lawyers announced they would no longer defend him in his border wall fraud case. (Daily Wire)
William Burck, Bannon’s former-lead attorney, sent a letter to Judge Analisa Torres of the Southern District of New York Friday announcing the team’s decision.
“On behalf of Defendant Stephen Bannon, we write respectfully to request an adjournment of the status conference currently scheduled for Monday, November 9 at 1:00 pm,” the letter reads. “Mr. Bannon is in the process of retaining new counsel, and Quinn Emanuel intends to move to withdraw.”
JUST IN: William Burck notified a court he intends to withdraw as BANNON’s attorney.
He’s represented Bannon (as well as McGahn and Priebus) through years of Russia-related investigations.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 6, 2020
Bannon and Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage were indicted in August for defrauding donors to their non-profit border wall project of millions of dollars.
The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported on numerous red flags relating to the project, including Kolfage’s refusal to answer basic financial questions surrounding the donations solicited by the group.
Bannon’s lifetime Twitter ban followed his call for the public execution of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray.