The current investigation seeks to shed light on the former president ‘s role in the January 6 attack on his capital by his followers.
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Steve Bannon, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, was charged on Friday, November 12 with “blocking” the investigative privileges of Congress. A 67-year-old former adviser has been charged with failing to testify and submit documents to a special committee of the House of Representatives investigating the role of the former US president in the January 6 attack on his followers in Capitol.
This indictment “Anyone who thinks they can ignore the Commission or try to obstruct our investigation should send a clear message: No one is above the law.”, Benny Thompson, Democratic Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry, responded. Despite being summoned in mid-October, Steve Bannon did not appear before elected officials, demanding the president’s right to keep certain documents and discussions secret. According to the commission, this protection does not apply because Donald Trump is no longer president and the executive’s privilege has not been officially confirmed.
Steve Bannon was not in any official position on January 6, but the Commission of Inquiry said it had discussed the protest with the president in recent days. His testimony seems essential because it will help you understand what Donald Trump was doing before and during the attack. “He’s a part of the puzzle.”, Explained Adam Kinsinger, one of the two elected Republicans on this commission with a democratic majority. “His comments are from the day before January 6” Who seems to prove it “He knew what was going to happen, Added selected ones, We need to know what he knows. “. On Jan. 5, Steve Bannon said in a podcast “Everything comes together, it’s time to attack”.
He was part of a “crisis cell” led by former presidential advisers from a luxury Washington hotel before and after the attack on Congress headquarters. Each offense carries a jail term of 30 days to a year and will be tried in federal court. But a legal battle can take months or years, weakening the investigation.
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