Jan. 6 Committee Prepping To Immediately Hold Bannon In Contempt For Likely No-Show

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The House Jan. 6 select committee is already preparing to make good on its threat to hold former White House senior adviser Steve Bannon in criminal contempt…
The House Jan. 6 select committee is already preparing to make good on its threat to hold former White House senior adviser Steve Bannon in criminal contempt ahead of his scheduled hearing on Thursday, according to CNN.

The panel is planning to draw up a criminal referral for the Justice Department against Bannon "immediately," in CNN's words, if he refuses to show up.

It appears that Bannon does indeed plan to skip the deposition on Thursday after ex-President Donald Trump's legal team urged him to do so, citing "executive privilege."

Bannon's lawyer, Robert Costello, sent the committee a letter on Wednesday reaffirming the ex-White House adviser's refusal to comply with its…
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