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.