The New Republic: Steve Bannon Will Be Convicted—and He’ll Probably Be Just Fine With That

The New Republic

On Wednesday, the U.S. Government rested its case against Stephen K. Bannon for criminal contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a subpoena from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the Capitol. With witness Stephen Hart, an FBI special agent on the stand, prosecutor Molly Gaston walked the jury through some gems from Bannon’s Gettr account, showing screenshots of posts linked to articles with headlines such as, “Steve Bannon tells the January 6 select committee that he will NOT comply with their subpoena.”

As jury selection got underway on Monday, Posobiec—promulgator of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, who once infiltrated a 2016 anti-Trump protest carrying a “Rape Melania” sign, presumably to impugn the left or own the libs or something—filled in for the big guy on the podcast as the big guy sat in a courtroom, talking (you guessed it) executive privilege. Guest Mike Davis, introduced as founder and president of the Article III Project and self-described as a former staffer for the Senate Judiciary Committee, contended that Bannon had asserted a legitimate executive privilege claim. “If the January 6th kangaroo commission didn’t think that was a valid assertion of executive privilege, they could have litigated that in court,” Davis said. The judge, alas, did not agree.

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