It was announced that the panel will vote next Tuesday to recommend the charges. That would send the recommendation to the full House for a vote.
If the House votes to recommend the contempt charges against Bannon, the Justice Department will ultimately decide whether to prosecute. The committee had demanded documents and testimony from Bannon, who was in touch with President Donald Trump ahead of the violent attack.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) October 14, 2021
Donald Trump was quick to respond, reminding the Democrats of their endless failures since assuming the White House and congressional majorities:
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America pic.twitter.com/C0AN8tZijM
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) October 13, 2021
Steve Bannon, via Trump’s legal team, informed the select committee that he would not be appearing at a scheduled deposition regarding the Jan. 6 protests. A second witness called for a deposition Thursday, former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel, also would not appear, according to two confidential sources.
Two other aides who worked for Trump — former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and longtime Trump social media director Dan Scavino — are scheduled for depositions Friday. It is unclear whether they will appear.
Along with Bannon’s testimony, Nancy’s select committee has sought over 19 other subpoenas and countless pages of documents that have been slowly trickling. Former President Trump is rightfully relying on an executive privilege argument to defend himself and his aides against this Democrat witch hunt.
There’s no telling just how far the Democrats will go: Will they actually lock these people up?
With a slim House majority, they currently have the votes to proceed with criminal charges. But like everything the Democrats do, they must weigh whether going after Trump is political expedient.
Midterms are approaching and Democrats know they’re failing to win over the American public. Their witch hunt against the Former President and his associates has proven to be extremely unpopular, so Nancy must tread softly before throwing the book at Steve Bannon.
Author: Asa McCue