Congress Moves to Charge Steve Bannon Criminally for Not Responding to Subpoenas

It’s hilarious that Liz Cheney is still running this committee.

Who does she represent???

ABC News:

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot will “swiftly consider” holding one-time Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, and potentially others, in contempt of Congress for ignoring committee subpoenas, committee chairman Bennie Thompson vice-chair Liz Cheney said Friday.

The move came after Bannon formally advised the committee that he would be unable to comply with their requests, citing former President Donald Trump’s intention to invoke executive privilege. In a letter obtained by ABC News, Bannon’s lawyers said that until the matter is settled in court, they will not comply with the committee’s subpoena.

The committee last month issued subpoenas to Bannon and other top Trump aides Mark Meadows, Kash Patel and Dan Scavino, as part of its probe into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. An additional 11 subpoenas were issued last week to organizers of the pro-Trump rally that preceded the attack.

Meadows, a former White House chief of staff, and Patel, an ex-Pentagon official, are “engaging” with the committee, officials said. The committee had no update on the status of Scavino.

While Mr. Meadows and Mr. Patel are, so far, engaging with the Select Committee, Mr. Bannon has indicated that he will try to hide behind vague references to privileges of the former President,” Thompson and Cheney said in a joint statement. “The Select Committee fully expects all of these witnesses to comply with our demands for both documents and deposition testimony.”

Sources confirm to ABC News that Trump’s lawyer sent a letter to several of those subpoenaed informing them that the former president wants the subpoenas ignored and that he plans to claim executive privilege. In the letter, Trump suggested he would be willing to take the matter to court to block their cooperation.

However in an interview earlier this week with right-wing commentator John Solomon, Trump suggested that he would have no problem with his confidants participating in the probe.

“I’m mixed, because we did nothing wrong,” Trump said. “So I’m sort of saying, ‘Why are we hiring lawyers to do this?’ I’d like to just have everybody go in and say what you have to say. We did nothing wrong.”

Committee officials said that those who ignore the subpoenas could be held in contempt.

Obviously, right or wrong has nothing to do with anything.

No one did anything “wrong,” other than people who were working for the FBI via the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.

The people who “attacked the Capitol” were invited in by the cops.

This is the most damning video, probably:

But there are thousands of hours of video the government won’t release that would be even more damning. They say they want to know what happened, but they’re hoarding the video.

No one who claims “attack” or “insurrection” is doing anything other than being malicious on purpose.

It doesn’t matter if you did anything wrong.

The fact that Trump is acting like he can “be cleared by the evidence” just shows that he’s living on a totally different planet.

Was the election hoax “cleared by the evidence,” Donald?

Conservative leader Rick Wilson is saying he has insider information that people are not going to be prosecuted for refusing to reply to subpoenas.

He’s too unhinged to be coherent, but he seems to be saying that no one is going to be punished, and he’s angry about that because he wants Steve Bannon in prison for attacking our democracy.

I don’t think he is correct there.

It’s clear that this 1/6 “investigation” is going to keep on going, and going, and be used to suck up every single person on the right into a gigantic terrorism hoax.