Steve Bannon said he was not going to cooperate with the subpoenas of the Jan 6th committee at this time.
He cited Trump’s executive privilege claim.
Bannon’s attorney informed the select committee late Wednesday that his client would not cooperate with the subpoena, citing Trump’s claims of executive privilege.
“That is an issue between the committee and President Trump’s counsel and Mr. Bannon is not required to respond at this time,” Robert Costello said in the letter. Costello also said Trump’s lawyer, Justin Clark, has “directed” Bannon not to testify or turn over documents “until the issue of executive privilege is resolved.”
Bannon’s “position is not in defiance of your committee’s subpoena,” Costello said, adding that if a court resolves Trump’s executive privilege concerns or if he changes his position, Bannon will reconsider.
Now, we have this.
The sham committee has now announced they will vote to hold Bannon in contempt.
NEW: The January 6th Select Committee moves to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas. https://t.co/xkTKdmr6Ty
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) October 14, 2021
“Mr. Bannon has declined to cooperate with the Select Committee and is instead hiding behind the former President’s insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke. We reject his position entirely. The Select Committee will not tolerate defiance of our subpoenas, so we must move forward with proceedings to refer Mr. Bannon for criminal contempt. I’ve notified the Select Committee that we will convene for a business meeting Tuesday evening to vote on adopting a contempt report.
“The Select Committee will use every tool at its disposal to get the information it seeks, and witnesses who try to stonewall the Select Committee will not succeed. All witnesses are required to provide the information they possess so the Committee can get to the facts. We’re grateful to the many individuals who are voluntarily participating and to witnesses who are complying with subpoenas, including several who met the deadline to begin producing materials to the Select Committee. We’re moving ahead quickly to get answers for the American people about what happened on January 6th and help secure the future of American democracy.”
Now, we have this.
Trump has released a statement on it.
"The January 6th Unselect Committee composed of Radical Left Democrats and a few horrible RINO Republicans is looking to hold people in criminal contempt for things relative to the Protest, when in fact they should hold themselves in criminal contempt… pic.twitter.com/bjoPeEaQOc
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 14, 2021
“The January 6th Unselect Committee composed of Radical Left Democrats and a few horrible RINO Republicans is looking to hold people in criminal contempt for things relative to the Protest, when in fact they should hold themselves in criminal contempt for cheating in the Election, making up the Fake Russia, Russia, Russia, and Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine Scams, the Afghanistan debacle, the Southern Border Crisis, the crashing economy, and record-setting inflation. They are using prosecutors and prosecutions to destroy more than half of this Country and the people are not going to stand for it!”
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