John Dean, a key Watergate figure, is certain that former White House strategist Steve Bannon was up to his eyes in the Jan. 6, insurrection. He can reveal how important a role Donald Trump played.
It is crucial that the House select committee investigating insurrection Bannon be questioned, Dean said to Jim Acosta on CNN Saturday.
Dean warned that we need to be cautious about the inferences we make from non-appearance and non-testimony. He was referring to Bannon's bold decision not to listen to Trumps request for a subpoena to him testify earlier this week. However, I believe Bannon is up to his eyes in the Jan. 6riot. Dean said that he was a crucial witness.
He could be a leader for Trump or his closest associates, and I believe that there are indications that Trump is more involved than we think. Dean was White House counsel to Richard Nixon, before he resigned over the Watergate scandal.
Dean said that he believes this committee is determined and will get the answers. Jim, I hope they can get their act together, Dean said.
Committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) Thursday's announcement by the panel was that it will bring criminal contempt charges against Bannon.
Watch Dean's complete interview in the video clip above. He discusses Bannon's and Trumps possible involvement in the Jan. 6, insurrection, beginning at 3:25.
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