The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol will vote next Tuesday to hold former President Donald Trump’s political adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena, NBC News reported on Thursday.
Bannon is one of four Trump associates who received subpoenas to appear before the committee. The others are former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino and Kash Patel, a former chief of staff to then-acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller who had also served as an aide to Republican Rep. Devin Nunes.
Meadows and Patel have been cooperating with the committee, but Bannon was not. Separately, because service of Scavino’s subpoena was delayed, the Select Committee has postponed his scheduled deposition, according to NBC News.
Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said in a statement on Thursday that Bannon has declined to cooperate with the committee and is instead “hiding behind the former President’s insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke."... Read More: Arutz-7