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Bannon lawyer quits fraud case after inflamatory remarks

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Posted at 3:12 AM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 03:12:36-05

NEW YORK — A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has quit defending him in a federal fraud case after Bannon’s inflammatory comments about Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

In a letter dated Friday, defense attorney William Burck told a federal court judge in New York City that he was withdrawing from the case.

He did not give a reason why.

Reached by email, Burck declined to discuss the decision.

Bannon faces charges he ripped off Trump supporters as an organizer of a group that portrayed itself as eager to help the president build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.