Garland’s Bannon Indictment: A Self-Defeating Act of Politicized Prosecution

Left: Attorney General Merrick Garland at the Department of Justice, June 25, 2021. Right: Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon outside U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., November 15, 2021. (Ken Cedeno, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
The prosecution will make America’s political divisions worse still.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A ttorney General Merrick Garland waxed self-reverential after indicting Trump confidant Steve Bannon last week. “Since my first day in office,” he droned, “I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people, by word and deed, that the Department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law, and pursues equal justice under the law. Today’s charges reflect the Department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.”

No, they don’t. Last Friday’s indictment of Bannon for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena is a sop to the Democrats’ Trump-deranged base.

The criminal-contempt charges, on which Bannon surrendered

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