After agreeing to appear publicly and issuing a challenge to the sham panel, Steve Bannon may be in a position to alter the course of the whole US House Committee on January 6th.
The panel is putting pressure on Bannon to testify in private, and Bannon is yielding to their demands.
“After months of flatly refusing to cooperate, former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon, whose trial on criminal contempt charges is set to begin this week, ridiculed the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday and dared its members to allow him to testify in public,” the news source claimed.
The dismantling of the Committee’s anti-Trump narrative is evidently on Bannon’s mind.
“So pray for them,” he added. “That’s who needs prayers. Not MAGA, not War Room, and certainly not Steven K. Bannon.”
Noting that another hearing is set on Tuesday, Bannon stated, “We’ll see … what happens this afternoon, but hey, my offer is out there.”
“Here’s what I need,” the Trump ally said. “Give me a date, a time, a room number, a microphone, and a Holy Bible that I can take the oath on.”
“Deliver that and we’ll see how good you are little Jamie Raskin and Liz Cheney and all of it — serve it up!” he said.
Democrat Jamie Raskin of Maryland stated on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he believes Bannon “had a change of heart” after hearing former White House assistant Cassidy Hutchinson testify before the committee.
Raskin stated, “He’s decided that he wants to come in, and if he wants to come in, I’m certain that the committee would be very interested in hearing from him.”
Although Bannon has stated that he would like to appear in public, the committee has suggested that he must first participate in a private interview, often a sworn deposition.
“The way that we have treated every single witness is the same, that they come in, they talk to the committee there,” Raskin said. “If they’re going to take a deposition, they’re sworn under oath. It’s videotaped. It’s recorded, and then we take it from there.”
Several political observers and legal specialists have advised against Bannon’s public testimony. Bannon has the ability to escalate the hearing to a level that the US Representatives would be unable to handle.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Bloomberg Business reporter Joshua Green told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday that Bannon’s abrupt cooperativeness can likely be chalked up to his desire to “undermine the credibility” of the House select committee and counter its narrative that Trump is a traitor.
And Bannon is not alone in taking on the US House Committee.
Oath Keepers founder, Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, has agreed to waive his Fifth Amendment rights and is challenging the House January 6 Select Committee to let him testify LIVE and in person on a televised broadcast so he can pit the truth as he sees it; against the committee’s “pack of lies,” according to 100% Fed Up. CONTINUE READING…