Steve Bannon could find himself in quite a bit of legal trouble. The former Trump aide could in fact, find himself in jail.
That’s because the former campaign aide refused to come testify on his involvement in the lead up to the January 6 riots earlier this year.
Steve Bannon was officially subpoenaed earlier this month by the congressional committee investigating those riots. He was far from the only one to get that legal document. It appears the long time managing editor of Breitbart isn’t the only one who is defying the committee.
In fact, at least four former Trump aides have been subpoenaed. It appears all four have said they won’t be appearing. Steve Bannon was the first of those four scheduled to appear. It sounds as if he won’t be the last to face arrest.
The former White House aide’s lawyer wrote a letter to the committee earlier this week. That letter said that his client will not provide testimony or documents until the committee reaches an agreement with former President Donald Trump over executive privilege or a court weighs in on the matter.
“That is an issue between the committee and President Trump’s counsel and Mr. Bannon is not required to respond at this time,” attorney Robert Costello wrote.
US Marshalls And Steve Bannon
It appears the committee is not taking kindly to that letter.
Aaron Parnas wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning that the committee is in fact moving towards having the right-wing personality rounded up.
“Rep. Stephanie Murphy states that ‘U.S. Marshals are prepared to round up former Trump aides who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas,'” he then made it clear what that meant. “Steve Bannon, get ready.”
Everyone Get Ready
While Thursday’s comments seem aimed specifically at one man, it seems as if they’re actually aimed at all who might get a subpoena in the near future from the committee.
If Bannon is a no-show, the committee is expected to immediately begin seeking a referral for criminal contempt after the subpoena deadline passes — essentially making an example of Bannon’s noncompliance as the House seeks more witnesses.
NEW: Rep. Stephanie Murphy states that "U.S. Marshals are prepared to round up former Trump aides who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas."
Steve Bannon, get ready.
— Aaron Parnas (@AaronParnas) October 14, 2021
Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has also received a subpoena. He’s said that he plans to use the same executive privilege that Steve Bannon is attempting to shield himself with.
Former DOD staff Cash Patel is also reportedly leaning toward avoiding the committee. He too, could be rounded up by US Marshals and taken to prison, should he decide to defy the order to appear.
It seems as if a showdown between the committee investigating the events of January 6 and former Trump staffers is brewing.
The question now is who blinks. Then it becomes what happens once one side has blinked.
- Conor McGregor Is Accused Of Decking Roman DJ - October 17, 2021
- Steve Bannon Could Face An Immediate Arrest Over Testimony - October 14, 2021
- California Man Beaten To Death After Trying To Run Several People Over - October 12, 2021