The current investigation seeks to shed light on the former president’s role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol by his supporters.
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Steve Bannon, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, has been accused of “blocking” congressional hearing privileges. The case is pending.
This charge “Send a clear message to anyone who thinks they can ignore the Commission or try to obstruct our investigation: no one is above the law.”, Benny Thompson, the Democratic leader of the Commission of Inquiry, responded. Despite his summons in mid-October, Steve Bannon did not appear before elected officials, demanding the president’s right to keep certain documents and discussions secret. According to the commission, this protection does not apply because Donald Trump is no longer president and has not officially confirmed this privilege of administration.
The commission of inquiry said Steve Bannon was not in any official position on Jan. 6, but had discussed the fight with the president in previous days. His testimony is considered essential because it would help to understand what Donald Trump was doing before and after the attack. “He’s part of the puzzle”, Adam Kingsinger, one of the two Republican members elected to the committee with a Democratic majority, explained. “His comments are from the day before January 6” Who seems to be proving that “He knew what was going to happen, Added selectors, We want to know what he knows. “. On January 5, Steve Bannon mentioned in a podcast “Everything comes together and it’s time to attack”.
He was also part of a “crisis unit” led by advisers to the former president from a luxury Washington hotel before and after the attack on Congress headquarters. He faces up to 30 days to a year in prison for each charge and will be tried in federal court. But the legal battle can take months or years, undermining the investigation.