Jan. 6 Committee Weighs Criminal Contempt Referral for Bannon

(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Far-left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hyperpartisan Select Committee “investigating” the January 6 D.C. riots is desperately trying to put former advisor to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, behind bars.

And now, they might have found a semi-decent excuse.

On Friday, Bannon said that he would refuse to comply with a subpoena to appear before the Select Committee. Former President Donald Trump had issued advice to his former advisors not to comply with the subpoena, citing executive privilege and insisting that there was no legal basis to force former Trump advisors to appear before the panel.

And so, the Democrats are trying to use a criminal contempt referral to punish Bannon.

The House Select Committee, which is founded on the contested claim that Trump incited a deadly riot – despite the evidence proving the precise opposite, said that they would consider advancing a criminal contempt of Congress referral to Bannon for refusing to appear before them. They claim that Bannon has indicated he intends to “try to hide behind vague reference to privileges of the former President,” according to extremist Reps. Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney.

The Select Committee said that they “fully expect” all witnesses to comply with their demands of a deposition testimony and supplying the documents they ask for.

Reports suggest that former Trump administration officials Kash Patel and Mark Meadows are engaging with the Select Committee.

The committee disingenuously claimed that they welcome “good-faith engagement,” but everybody knows this is a fishing expedition. Former President Donald Trump, on the day of the riot, told everybody to protest peacefully – and when things got violent, he told people to go home.

There is zero evidence that he incited a riot, and the news that they are seeking a criminal referral against Bannon seems to suggest this was just a way of finding an excuse to punish him for unashamedly supporting the former president.