Trump’s Closest Ally Sued For Massive Sum

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Former President Donald Trump’s ex-strategist, Steve Bannon, is being sued by his former attorneys for nearly $500,000 in unpaid legal fees.

According to a complaint filed Saturday (February 18), Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP (DHC) is suing Bannon for $480,487.87, the figure that remains after Bannon paid $375,000 of an $855,487.87 bill.

The law firm represented Bannon in his fight to avoid responding to a subpoena from the January 6 House Select Committee and other cases over a two-year period — from November 2020 to November 2022.

The complaint also explains that Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP fastidiously issued invoices to Bannon, claiming the former Trump advisor “never raised any objection.”

The law firm asserts in the complaint that it only seeks Bannon to settle the arrears and that Bannon pays “reasonable attorneys’ fees DHC is contractually entitled to as the prevailing party in this litigation.”

The action comes nearly four months after Bannon was sentenced to four months of prison time for defying the House Committee’s Subpoena; during the October judgment, Bannon was also ordered to pay $6,000.

Bannon has been accused of giving his lawyers the silent treatment as far back as January when his attorneys — David Schoen and John Mitchell — requested a Manhattan state court Judge allow them to stop representing the embattled political figure immediately in the “We Build The Wall” money laundering case.

In that case, Bannon is accused of using $15 million raised to build a walk along the Southern Border to enrich those involved in the “We Build The Wall” organization, essentially turning the charity fundraiser into a scam.