Jan. 6th Panel to Pursue Criminal Contempt Referral for Steve Bannon

By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Steve Bannon) via Wikimedia Commons

The January 6th House select committee is reportedly planning to refer former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. The referral comes after Bannon bucked a subpoena from the committee investigating the events surrounding the Capitol riot last week.

In Bannon’s decision to buck the subpoena he cited a yet-to-be-filed suit from former President Trump who plans to claim executive privilege bars the committee from seeking testimony from Trump and former administration officials.

The Hill reports:

“Mr. Bannon has declined to cooperate with the Select Committee and is instead hiding behind the former President’s insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke. We reject his position entirely. The Select Committee will not tolerate defiance of our subpoenas, so we must move forward with proceedings to refer Mr. Bannon for criminal contempt. I’ve notified the Select Committee that we will convene for a business meeting Tuesday evening to vote on adopting a contempt report,” Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said in a statement.

“The Select Committee will use every tool at its disposal to get the information it seeks, and witnesses who try to stonewall the Select Committee will not succeed.”

After a House vote, the referral decision will be left to the Justice Department which will determine how aggressively it will go after Bannon.

The decision to act would likely be made by the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., and lawyers at the highest levels of the main Justice Department.

Lawyers would need to determine if there’s probable cause — a likely determination given that experts say Bannon’s and Trump’s executive privilege claims have little merit — and whether the case can be proved in court. The department could take into consideration the gravity of the situation, in that officials would be charging an aide to a former president of the opposite party.

However, if the Justice Department opts not to pursue criminal charges against Bannon the Hosue committee is also able to file its own civil suit in a move that could also result in jail time for the former Trump adviser.



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Dee S
8 months ago

Ha, The left sure as a heck don’t want a truth seeker out there informing the people, and leading a big awakening. They have to silence him somehow, but millions know the exact truth now. America’s Voice is Growing and Growing,

alicia regina cervera
alicia regina cervera
8 months ago
Reply to  Dee S

GROW QUICKER time is running out. the marxists dont sleep and with the billions from soros and phukerpace they can buy anything and anybody! PLEACE ACT ENGAGE!

rob
rob
8 months ago

Why keep wasting taxpayer’s money?

Hector Rivera Jr.
Hector Rivera Jr.
8 months ago
Reply to  rob

That’s what Democrats do to deflect on their failures.

Disgusted
Disgusted
8 months ago
Reply to  rob

Because members of the left get a kick back off the money (wasted) spent on useless trials.

tom matthews
tom matthews
8 months ago
Reply to  Disgusted

ALL members of Congress share in the spoils ! The reason there is never any conclusions to problems that might cause the “Public /Voters ” to see exactly who and what they are >>

Joe
Joe
8 months ago
Reply to  tom matthews

Government is not the solution government is the problem

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Especially since B.O.& got in there in 2009, politicized all the alphabet agencies again the rivals. Bannon has about 100 million podcast followers
in which encourages Americans to be engaged in their country’s business and save this country from the slime Marxist takeover! This makes the left mad a hell, because the group is over their target to help save the USA. Deal with it!

Dee S
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Amen, President Reagan got it so right!

Bill
8 months ago

All those 3 letter groups in DC are far left deep state sympathizers an promoters, they will sink the Ship of State USS AMERICA, make no mistake about that.

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Fight back American Patriots we can’t let them destroy our country. They can just leave instead

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
8 months ago

This hoax is another impeachment effort. They are being proactive in an attempt to make sure that Trump can’t run for 2024.

PisstOffPatriot”POP”
PisstOffPatriot”POP”
8 months ago

Why should Bannon obey a subpoena when Dominion doesn’t have to, guess he is GOP so not the same???

Dee S
8 months ago

Thats right, the real crooks that helped steal the election should be hauled into court.

monica
monica
8 months ago

If it is good enough for Hillary Clinton who apparently bucked subpoenas by Judicial Watch, and local officials who bucked election audit subpoenas, I guess it is good enough for Bannon to buck them, too

Jay
Jay
8 months ago

Killings every day in liberal cesspool cities. Innocent senior citizens being attacked by out of control teens. Politicians greedy corrupt paws lining their pockets. So many things these people could be doing. But still trying to ruin everything and everyone they can to detract from their crimes. Americans should demand this BS to stop. Need to wake up and be courageous. We allow this injustice to continue it will eventually effect us all one way or another. Life to short. Pur kids depending on us to guarantee their future.

david lerch
david lerch
8 months ago

no worries Eric Holder has been held in criminal contempt of congress for years with absolutely no consequences at all. Remember fast and furious?!

alicia regina cervera
alicia regina cervera
8 months ago
Reply to  david lerch

our country has been totally turned into a corrupt marxist snake swamp! how sad and PATHETIC!

alicia regina cervera
alicia regina cervera
8 months ago

PELOSI TO JAIL! She was the instigator of this sham!

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
8 months ago

Don’t forget the FBI undercover agents helping with this “so-called riot”, they also were involved in the MI governor faking kidnapping plot. What a mess, they need to all be fired, and start all over with a fresh new group.

trevor
trevor
8 months ago

Bennie Tommy the fat header clown with nothing but sawdust between his ears and only uses his head to keep his ears apart. Remember he took legal action against G.W.Bush and lost, the same will happen this time, he is a born looser leading a commie lynch mob to get Trump and his pals.

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