(RepublicanInformer.com)- Steve Bannon was found in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the January 6 Select Committee’s investigation into the deadly insurrection that literally threatened democracy. After being indicted in November 2021, he has refused the subpoena to sit for a deposition and provide other documents he was found guilty in contempt of Congress.
Each count carries a maximum sentence of one year and a fine of $100,000, according to Business Insider. His sentencing date is set for October. Bannon reportedly said that though he might have lost the battle, he hasn’t lost the war, looking forward to the appeal process.
“If I go to jail, I go to jail. I will never back off a second,” Bannon told Fox New’s Tucker Carlson. “I support Trump and the Constitution and I’m not backing off one inch, and if I go to jail, so be it,” adding a warning to the January 6 Committee that “there’s going to be a real committee, and this is going to be backed by Republican grassroots voters.”
The January 6 hearings have been more partisan theater, something out of a Michael Bay or Fast and Furious film. One of the committees most contentious witness was Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House special assistant to the chief of staff, said that she overheard from the deputy chief of staff, Tony Ornato, that on January 6 Trump lunged at the secret service and tried to take over the car’s wheel.
Not only has the secret service come forward to testify against her, but Ornato has claimed that he had never told her such a thing and would be willing to testify. The committee, however, has made no attempt to contact these witnesses and have asserted the credibility of Hutchinson.
“The Committee is not going to stand by and watch her character be assassinated by anonymous sources and by men who are claiming executive privilege. And so we look forward very much to additional testimony under oath on a whole range of issues,” the warmonger Liz Cheney said on ABC.