The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress, recommending that he be prosecuted by the Justice Department for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol
The Justice Department will decide whether to charge him over his refusal to testify in the Capitol riot investigation.
The committee issued subpoenas to Bannon and several other former advisers of Donald Trump in September, seeking their testimony and records concerning the act of insurrection. The letter sent to Bannon said that the committee has reason to believe Bannon has information and documents that are pertinent to its investigation, citing communications that Bannon had with Trump a week prior to the attack.
Bannon refused to obey the subpoena for a deposition scheduled for October 14, with his lawyer citing Trump’s lawsuit to block the subpoenas, which invoked executive privilege. “It is therefore clear to us that since the executive privileges belong to President Trump, and he has, through his counsel, announced his intention to assert those executive privileges enumerated above, we must accept his direction and honor his invocation of executive privilege,” Bannon’s attorney Robert Costello wrote to the committee, according to the New York Times.
The committee later voted unanimously to forward its recommendation to hold Bannon in contempt to the House of Representatives for a full vote. Congressman Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the select committee, said in a statement that Bannon was “hiding behind the former President’s insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke.” headtopics.com
“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,” Thompson said.Contempt of Congress is a misdemeanor that could result in “up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000” if the Justice Department chooses to prosecute Bannon, according to the Washington Post.
During an appearance before the House Judiciary Committee earlier on Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland was asked how the Justice Department would proceed if it were to receive a referral from the House. Read more: New York Magazine »
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Trump aide Steve Bannon faces House vote on contempt chargesFormer White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon faced a House vote on criminal contempt charges for refusing to comply with a subpoena in the investigation of the deadly Capitol Riot. the vote was passed unanimously. Read more:
House Votes To Hold Steve Bannon In Contempt Of CongressBREAKING: The House has voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for ignoring a subpoena from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. There was no insurrection I hold lots of contempt too, come get me! lock him up
House votes to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contemptThe House of Representatives voted to hold Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress on Thursday. America has always set an example for the world to follow. It should not external or internal forces destroy the values on which it was built. Jan 06 will forever be linked to 1 such attack on its choice to elect who they voted for. That bitterness will remain. Trump thanks Why he's not arrested? A typical American would be arrested and charged criminally. What are the American laws for and the US Constitution. Lawyers who represent these people need to be held in contempt because they just make up their f u laws.
House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contemptWASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. _Politics If they’re waiting for Garland they’re in for a long one Merrick Garland won’t do anything Lock him up!
House votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt for defying subpoenaJUST IN: The House has voted to hold Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump's closest allies, in criminal contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. so he's contemptible, eh ;) He is a felon the minute he indicted the insurrection and sedition on January 6th. Everyone who supports Dump on or after that date should be declared a felon too for being accessories, with a ten year suspended sentence.The felony record means no voting, or weapon ownership
House votes to refer Trump adviser Steve Bannon to DOJ for criminal contempt chargesBREAKING: House passes resolution finding former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress and referring him to the Justice Dept. for criminal prosecution over his refusal to cooperate with investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Witch Hunt GOOD!!!