Capitol riot panel to keep Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of crime

CNN – The Committee to investigate the Capitol Hill Riots announced on January 6 that it will continue with the custody of Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt after he refused to comply with a subpoena. court. The committee announced the decision on Thursday.

“Mr. Bannon has refused to cooperate with the Selection Committee and is instead hiding behind the former President’s vague, loose and ambiguous statements regarding the privileges he purports to be. invoked,” Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson, who chaired the committee, said in a statement Thursday.

Bannon was scheduled to have his removal before the committee on Thursday but Bannon’s attorney wrote in a letter a day earlier to the panel saying his client would not provide testimony or documents until The committee reached an agreement with former President Donald Trump on executive privilege, or CNN reports a court has looked into the matter.

“We completely reject his view,” Thompson continued in his statement. “The Selection Committee will not tolerate defying our subpoenas, so we must proceed with proceedings to prosecute Mr. Bannon for contempt.”

The committee’s next step is to hold a business meeting, scheduled for October 19, according to Thompson.

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