Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney says that former Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s refusal to comply with the House January 6 panel indicates the former President was also involved in the riot.
The Hill reports:
“Based on the committee’s investigation, it appears that Mr. Bannon had substantial advance knowledge of the plans for Jan. 6 and likely had an important role in formulating those plans. Mr. Bannon was in the war room at the Willard on Jan. 6. He also appears to have detailed knowledge regarding the president’s efforts to sell millions of Americans the fraud that the election was stolen,” Cheney said as the panel voted unanimously to hold Bannon in contempt and refer him to the Justice Department for criminal charges.
Cheney also said that Bannon and Trump’s privilege arguments “do appear to reveal one thing.”
“They suggest that President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of Jan. 6,” she said. “And we will get to the bottom of that.”
The committee said Monday that it contacted Bannon’s attorney multiple times seeking information in its investigation but did not receive an answer.
On Monday, former President Trump filed a lawsuit to block the House panel from accessing records from the National Archives on his administration. The panel will vote Thursday on whether Bannon will be held in contempt after he rejected a subpoena.