Steve Bannon, former Trump Advisor, accused of contempt

The resistance to collaborating has been clear and manifested from the beginning. Steve Bannon, the ultraraderechist and former Advisor to former President Do

Steve Bannon, former Trump Advisor, accused of contempt

The resistance to collaborating has been clear and manifested from the beginning. Steve Bannon, the ultraraderechist and former Advisor to former President Donald Trump during a part of the presidency of him, ignored the citation to declare about the assault on the January 6 Capitol despite having haranged the masses in his day's radio program previous. "It's going to be very dramatic," he said then. On Tuesday night, the Commission that investigates what happened accused him of contest and could face criminal charges.

The unanimity vote of the Commission, constituted by 11 Democrats and two Republicans, sends a clear signal to Trump and its environment that the investigation will continue, despite the obvious obstructionism of its team. The President of the Commission, Bennie Thompson, has already warned Bannon, founder of Breitbart, one of the main means related to Trump, who must collaborate with the investigation or "face the consequences".

That process now passes through the vote in the House of Representatives, which will be predictably tomorrow, and that to be approved - the most likely - will go to the Department of Justice, which must be determined if it presents charges against the 67-year-old radical. "The rule of law is under attack right now," said Thompson, Democrat by Mississippi. "If there are no consequences for these abuse, if there are different types of rules for different types of people, then our democracy is in serious problems."

Liz Cheney, one of the two Republicans in the Commission, was beyond indicating that Bannon's refusal to collaborate involves directly to former Trump President in violence unleashed in Washington at the beginning of the year. "The arguments of Mr. Bannon and Mr. Trump seem to reveal one thing," said Congressman for Wyoming and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. "They suggest that President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of January 6th. And we will reach the bottom of all this."

Trump has also ceased to clear his opposition to the process and his efforts to hide all documents related to January 6 and his overfield peat of followers. On Monday he submitted a lawsuit against a federal court in Washington against the Bipartisan Commission directed by Nancy Pelosi, the president of the Congress.

The Republican understands that the process is a witch hunt seconded by the President Biden against his interests and a way of investigating "unconstitutional way", both to him and the previous government. "Our laws should not allow such impulsive and atrocious action against a former president and nearby advisors," as it can be read in the document with which it seeks to keep roles relating to the assault on the Capitol under the seal of the Executive Privilege, that is, in secret.

The fear of the Republicans is that the case against Bannon extends too long and endangers the future of the Commission, threatened by the possibility that Republicans recover the majority in Congress in the Legislative Elections of 2022. That would be a mortal blow For the process and for more information about the role played by Trump, Bannon and its surroundings in the bloody and traumatic assault on January 6 that left five fatal victims.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 16:19

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