Steve Bannon is pressuring the corrupt Jan 6 committee to open their books. All of America wants to know why the corrupt committee is not looking into the 2020 Election and passes on the thousands of crimes committed in that election to frame Trump loyalists as violent.
The Daily Beast, a far-left publication, put out a piece this morning about Steve Bannon and the strategy behind not showing up before the Jan 6 Committee. The article starts off in the right direction.
Steve Bannon—the right-wing media personality turned adviser to Donald Trump turned right-wing media personality again—became the first person in nearly 40 years to be indicted on a charge of criminal contempt of Congress last month after he refused to cooperate with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Now, Bannon appears to be using his criminal case to go after the committee that went after him.
Bannon is attempting to force investigators to potentially expose who they’ve talked to and what they’ve said, peek into secret communications on the committee, and create a playbook for other resistant witnesses, according to several legal experts.
“There’s no cost to opposing Congress if you can give Congress a black eye for even daring to ask you questions,” said Kel McClanahan, an attorney who specializes in national security matters.
As Bannon faces criminal charges, he’s entitled to the evidence against him. And in a typical galaxy-brain, Bannon countergambit, Trump’s former senior adviser is trying to make some of that evidence public.
In a court filing on Tuesday, Bannon’s lawyers said the government’s argument was “festooned with hyperbole… perhaps designed to score points with the media.” That same day, a “press coalition” of 15 news organizations—including Buzzfeed, CNN, and The Washington Post—sided with Bannon and asked the judge overseeing the case to make documents available and reject what it called “this broad gag order.”
From there the Daily Beast goes left in its reporting insinuating what Bannon is doing is illegal. But is it?
Americans deserve to know what actions Congress took before, during, and after the January 6th protest at the Capitol. Why are Congress and the DOJ withholding information from those they prosecute who have every right to this information? What is the government withholding videotapes from that day, for example?