Tuesday night, the Select Committee that investigated January 6 met to discuss Steve Bannon.
The ex-White House advisor refused to answer a subpoena to appear in court.
The bipartisan committee unanimously voted to indict Bannon for criminal contempt of Congress.
Rep. Liz Cheney alleged Tuesday that former White House advisor Steve Bannon refused to cooperate in the investigation into January 6's insurrection. This suggests that Trump and Bannon worked together to plan the day, according to Liz Cheney.
These comments were made during a meeting by the House Select Committee, which was looking into the January 6 attack. The attack sought to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory in 2020.
"Based upon the committee's investigations, it appears Mr. Bannon had substantial advance knowledge of the plans January 6 and likely had a significant role in formulating these plans," Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, stated at the meeting.
Bannon had promised viewers on his online show that all hell would break loose one day prior to the unrest. This was detailed in a committee report published this month. He said, "It's unlikely it's going happen as you think it's going," and added that "it will be quite extraordinaryly different." "Strap in," is all I can say.
Bannon refused to comply with the subpoena from the committee to testify. He cited the argument of former President Donald Trump’s legal team that the issues under consideration were subjected to "executive privilege," which is the principle that open conversations between the president's aides are not usually subject to congressional review.
President Richard Nixon used the same "privilege” during the Watergate scandal. This argument was eventually rejected by the Supreme Court. The high court ruled that the privilege was not absolute and could not be applied to criminal proceedings.
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Cheney stated that Trump's invocations of executive privilege by Bannon and Trump "appear to reveal a single thing: They suggest President Trump was personally involved with the planning and execution January 6. This committee will investigate that."
The bipartisan committee unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of Bannon being held in criminal contempt.
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