Bannon was slapped with two counts – failure to appear to give testimony, and failure to produce “documents and communications,” or “provide a log of any withheld records.””The January 6th Committee is a partisan sham to distract Americans from the Democrats’ policies that are killing and robbing Americans,” Trump memo warns.
Source: Zero Hedge
The Biden DOJ has indicted former Trump adviser Steve Bannon over his refusal to cooperate with a congressional investigation of the Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” rally.
The move follows an October vote by the House of Representatives to hold Bannon in contempt Congress – alleging that he refused a subpoena to provide documents and testimony to the panel.
It has not gone unnoticed that former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress over his similar failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal.
Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress. No charges brought against him.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) November 12, 2021
This is Soviet level show trial behavior. https://t.co/8ACaeRzilA
Different rules apply to Democrats.— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 12, 2021
Our side gets indicted. They make millions in the private sector.
The next GOP POTUS has to be much meaner than Trump. We need an absolute savage. pic.twitter.com/JugZhXU9vG
As the Epoch Times noted following the House ruling, the contempt resolution argued that Bannon has no legal standing to defy the subpoena.
Trump’s attorney, however, argued that Bannon shouldn’t comply because the requested information is protected by the former president’s executive privilege. Team Trump submitted a memo to Trump’s website announcing a “lawsuit to defend executive privilege.”
“The January 6th Committee is a partisan sham to distract Americans from the Democrats’ policies that are killing and robbing Americans,” the memo alleged.
The committee says it wants Bannon’s documents and testimony because he was in touch with Trump before the Jan. 6 incident, because he tried to get Trump to focus on the congressional certification of the election results, and because he said on Jan. 5 that “all hell is going to break loose” the next day.
In an October statement following the House resolution, former President Trump said: “This is just a continuation of the Witch Hunt which started with the now fully debunked and discredited Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, quickly reverting to a perfect phone call with Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and now this. The Unselect Committee is composed of absolute political hacks who want to destroy the Republican Party and are decimating America itself,” adding “I am the only thing in their way.”
*STEPHEN BANNON INDICTED FOR CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS, DOJ SAYS— zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 12, 2021