(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The Department of Justice came under fire from former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for convicting former Senior Trump strategist Steve Bannon on two charges of contempt of Congress but letting other offenders go free.
As reports show, Bannon was charged with contempt of Congress on Friday for his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the select committee on January 6th. He now faces a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail. The former adviser to President Donald Trump is due to be sentenced on October 21, but Bannon and his lawyer have said they want to appeal the verdict, which may drag out the court battle.
After Bannon’s verdict was announced, Gabbard uploaded a video and a tweet that underlined her deep concerns with the decision:
Gabbard explained that no matter what you think or feel about Steve Bannon, others have suffered no penalties after being held in contempt of Congress. She named individuals who lied to Congress but kept their jobs and faced no consequences. They include former NSA Director James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.
She continued by stating Clapper lied openly about an NSA operation conducting mass data collection on millions of Americans. Clapper denies he lied when testifying before Congress in 2013.
Concerning Brennan, Gabbard asserted that he lied about spying on Senate personnel and also hacked into Senate systems to read communications from whistleblowers to members of Congress. In response to accusations, Brennan refuted the claim that the CIA was complicit in the unauthorized surveillance of House members.
Gabbard ended her video by stating that it was just the latest example of how our Department of Justice has become a political weapon used by people in power to go after their political rivals.
Reports show just hours after Bannon’s verdict was revealed, the former House representative took to Twitter to criticize the Biden administration for weaponizing law enforcement and utilizing its position of authority to become a political hit squad.
Gabbard has been outspoken in her criticism of the White House and President Joe Biden, blaming them for the Russian-sponsored conflict in Ukraine. She also suggested that former President Barack Obama still wields significant influence in Biden’s government.