He declared, “We will overthrow this Biden regime,” before surrendering to federal authorities.
Washington (apro). -Donald Trump’s former political and election adviser Steve Bannon surrendered to the FBI after being formally accused of contempt of court by the US Congress.
Bannon stated to the media that he would overthrow Joe Biden’s regime before surrendering federal authorities. This was in reference to Trump’s defeat in the November 2020 elections.
Bannon was interrogated in connection with the investigation into January 6th’s attack on Capitol. He refused to submit documents and testify before the Government Investigation Committee of House of Representatives.
Bannon’s defense claimed that his client was directly ordered to cooperate in legislative investigations in violation of the constitutional authorization, arguing that he protected the “executive privileges” of the Trump presidency.
President Biden rejected his predecessor’s request to protect documents related to the attack on the Capitol during Trump’s presidency, based on a court ruling stating that executive privileges are held by those currently exercising power.
Bannon was charged by the Department of Justice with two offences, both of which were crimes of contempt. The refusal to testify was challenged by the legislative panel. The second was refusing to provide documents to Federal Congress representatives.
Trump’s former adviser and election master will appear before Judge Carl Nichols of the District of Columbia Court. Former President Trump appointed Judge Carl Nichols as a District Judge. His rights will be announced by the Justice Department. He will also be charged with the offenses.
Bannon could be sentenced for refusing to cooperate in the investigation into the Capitol attack if he is found guilty at the trial.