The congressional committee that investigated the attack on the Capitol on January 6th has announced that it will hold a meeting in order to start the process of detaining Steve Bannon under subpoena.
“Mr. Bannon has refused to cooperate with the Select Committee and is instead hiding behind the former president’s inadequate, general and vague statements regarding the privileges he claimed to be invoking,” said Chairman Bennie G. Thompson. Friday “We reject his position completely.”
Thompson said that the contempt report will be approved by the committee on Tuesday.
Thompson stated, “The Select Committee won’t tolerate a reply to our subpoenas. So we must continue proceedings for Mr. Bannon’s criminal contempt.”
Bannon is the first person to face criminal threats for defying subpoenas from the commission.
Thompson stated that Thompson was grateful for the testimony of many witnesses who have obeyed subpoenas and some who were able to meet the deadline to produce material to the Select Committee.
Thompson explained that the Commission could approve a contempt-report. The case would then be turned over to U.S. Assistant for the District of Columbia who would then proceed to a grand jury.
“After the Select Committee passes a contempt report, it is referred to the House for a vote and, upon approval, the chairman certifies the report to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia,” Thompson said.