Steve Bannon, a former strategist to Donald Trump in the White House, announced on Friday that he will appeal his finding of contempt for Congress and that the process would be “lengthy.”
According to Bannon, “I think the law is with us on a number of cases,” Tucker Carlson of Fox News reported. “I believe that some of this will be decided at a level higher than the appellate courts. Although I’m very certain that we are in compliance with the law, I’m going to fight this to the bitter end.
After being found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House committee looking into the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection for testimony and documents relevant to the investigation, Bannon declared that he is “never backing off one inch” in his support for former President Trump and the Constitution.
As a witness in the former Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible ties between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government, he claimed to be no stranger to probes.
The court in his case, he claimed, “ripped away every imaginable defense” he could have offered. Bannon’s legal defense team was not permitted to assert executive privilege defenses or that he was relying on the advice of his attorneys in order to refuse to cooperate with the subpoena, according to U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols.
According to Bannon, if Republicans win back the House in the upcoming midterm elections in November, they should establish a new committee on the insurrection to look into issues like intelligence “failures,” involvement of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Guard, as well as the death of Ashli Babbitt.
On January 6, Babbitt and other rioters entered the Capitol. While attempting to enter the Speaker’s Lobby, she was shot and died.
Because there was “no evidence” to demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that the shooting was improper, federal prosecutors decided not to bring charges against the officer who fired the shot that killed Babbitt.
People will discover the truth, according to Bannon, “and we have to get to the bottom of it.”
He argued that Republicans needed to win the House with a “sweeping” victory and that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo. ), the vice chairperson of the House Jan. 6 select committee, must lose her primary election next month.
This must take place for the benefit of the system, he declared.
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