Bannon was ordered to come last Thursday to testify before a congressional committee of the events that led to the conquest of the congress hall on January 6th.
The United States the House of Representatives wants the former president Donald Trumpin assistant Steve Bannonia accused of degrading justice. Bannon had refused to come to testify before a congressional committee.
In the House of Representatives, 229 deputies voted in favor of the prosecution and 202 against it. Nine Republicans voted in favor, along with Democrats.
The final decision in the matter is made by the Minister of Justice Merrick Garland. However, it can take several months to get a decision.
Bannon was ordered to come last Thursday to testify before a congressional committee of the events that led to the conquest of the congress hall on January 6th. Scholars consider Bannon’s consultation crucial to gain a clear picture of what’s going on in the evening. On the evening of the attack, Congress had met to confirm Joe Biden victory in the presidential election.
Bannon said he will conceal testimonies and documents until Trump’s claim that presidents have the “privilege” of keeping certain discussions with his aides secret has been resolved. However, according to the Nine-Committee, Bannon’s position was not a legitimate reason for failing to testify.
Cognoscenti believe that Trump ‘s claims that he has the right to prevent Bannon from giving evidence to investigators are likely to be unfounded. The “executive prerogatives” used by the former president to justify it are not generally interpreted to apply to former residents of the White House.
Bannon himself has said Trump’s lawyers have advised him not to go to the committee hearing.
Many members of the House of Representatives have taken up Bannon’s comments in his podcast on the days before the January takeover as well as the Epiphany morning. Among other things, he spoke of “attack” and “targets” and said “all hell is out.”
House of Representatives Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy initially called for an investigation, but in recent months he sought to block the investigation and appealed to his party colleagues to vote against the prosecution.
Republicans voted for the prosecution, among others Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney, who is a very Trump critic of his party.
“Bannon’s own public statements clearly show that he knew what was going on even before anything happened,” Cheney told the House of Representatives.
Kizinger, for his part, stressed that no one should be above the law.
If convicted, Bannon faces up to 12 months in prison. More likely, however, he could survive the verdict with fines.
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