Jan. 6 committee to 'swiftly consider' criminal contempt for Steve Bannon, others who ignore subpoenas
[quote] The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot will "swiftly consider" holding one-time Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, and potentially others, in contempt of Congress for ignoring committee subpoenas, committee chairman Bennie Thompson vice-chair Liz Cheney said Friday.
[quote] The move came after Bannon formally advised the committee that he would be unable to comply with their requests, citing former President Donald Trump's intention to invoke executive privilege. In a letter obtained by ABC News, Bannon's lawyers said that until the matter is settled in court, they will not comply with the committee's subpoena.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 30, 2021 5:04 PM
Enough of this "swiftly consider" bullshit. That's like saying, "You just wait 'til your father gets home, young man!"
Arrest this mutherfucker now.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 9, 2021 6:29 PM
I've been waiting a long time to see this fat, ill-dressed sociopath behind bars.
I can wait a bit longer if I must.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 9, 2021 6:33 PM
Can a "former" President even declare "executive privilege" ?
(Oh, I forgot: In his mind he's still president, right?)
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 9, 2021 6:38 PM
R3 No, he cannot. And Biden has already said "fuck that shit" to Trump's claims of executive privilege.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 9, 2021 6:39 PM
Wake me when the human scabs head is on a pike.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 9, 2021 6:52 PM
I agreed with Elie Mystal, who said on MSNBC that the Feds should have been on Bannon's doorstep at 12:01am yesterday with an arrest warrant.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 9, 2021 7:55 PM
If there was ever a crying out for the "sure, Jan" gif, this is IT!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 9, 2021 9:17 PM
The subpoenas for their appearances are dated Oct. 15. If they are arrested before then it could create a real legal shitstorm.
And I think "swiftly consider" was put that way so they can't claim they were threatened. You know what crybabies republiqans are - and the courts cannot always be trusted when they go crying to them to try to evade being subpoenaed. .
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 9, 2021 9:24 PM
Is Trumpet’s team considering if executive privilege applies to acts, etc., that occurred while Trump was president? I thought I heard the ladies on The View clucking about it, but wasn’t paying attention. I thought Sunny said, no, it doesn’t work that way, and then a bunch of other stuff that didn’t make sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 9, 2021 9:29 PM
Although this is all due to an attempted coup of US democracy it appears Congress is reluctant to have those who don't comply with the subpoena requests arrested because they fear the Republicans may do the same thing to Democrats for unwarranted or fabricated reasons when they get into the majority.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 9, 2021 9:33 PM
Yes, Trump CAN claim executive privilege. But executive privilege only applies to actions pertaining to the OFFICE of the president, and fomenting an insurrection certainly does NOT. However, it will end up in court. Trump will drag it out as long as possible like he always does with everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 9, 2021 9:33 PM
R10 - like the Republicans need a reason for anything they do.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 9, 2021 9:35 PM
If republiqans get back in power they are going to arrest and round up every Democrat they can whether Democrats coddle Bannon et al. or not. The 1/6 committee would be insane to not realize that.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 9, 2021 9:36 PM
Arrest Bannon and throw him in jail.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 10, 2021 8:44 AM
This attempt to rebrand the Capitol riot as some 9/11 date that will live in infamy is so cringe.
dO yOu rEmEmbEr wHeRe yOu wErE oN 1/6? Probably doing the same thing I was during the riots over the previous 180 days.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 10, 2021 9:48 AM
Yeah, yeah...I'll see it when I believe it.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 10, 2021 10:17 AM
R16 Well, you're gonna be cringing for the rest of your life because it WILL go down in infamy. Also? Please kill yourself for the way your post is typed.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 10, 2021 10:20 AM
[quote]I've been waiting a long time to see this fat, ill-dressed sociopath behind bars.
Says every pre-school child who has seen Bannon furtively zipping his pants as he walks away from the playground fence.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 10, 2021 10:21 AM
Then call it the Capitol Riots, Mary at R28. 9/11 was a large scale coordinated attack on numerous parts of the country at the same time. There were a body count in the thousands. The only way to succinctly describe what happened was by referencing the day.
This was the storming of a Capitol by one angry mob. There were less than a dozen killed. It was awful, but not uncharacteristic of the time. It will go down in infamy, but it did not absolutely cripple of the soul of the nation the way 9/11 did. People were desensitized after months and months of riots. The only thing different about this one was the group these rioters voted for.
For people who don’t live at the extreme ends of the political spectrum — aka most people — it’s barely a footnote in a very shitty year.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 11, 2021 2:30 AM
It was an attempted coup against the United States of America.
You bet your retarded, gaslighting fucking ass it's going to live in infamy.
Where was I on January sixth? The same place everyone else was, watching a bunch of dumb terrorist thugs invade and attack the United States Capitol. It's a revolting horror show I never thought I'd live to see whereas I had been expecting something like 9/11 for many years.
Live and learn. Next time you and your fat treasonous friends try that shit we'll Ashli Babbitt every goddamn one of you. Have a nice day.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 11, 2021 5:37 AM
Watching this unfold, as the department of justice refuses to release information, is almost comedic.
The collectivist left has seriously overstepped, and the consequences will be catastrophic for anyone who still believes that Democrats represent anyone but the top 1%.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 11, 2021 5:45 AM
I am amazed at how retarded some posters are.
I hope being that stupid isn't physically painful.
Idiots like you are making Civil War inevitable.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 11, 2021 5:48 AM
R23, die in a grease fire.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 11, 2021 5:51 AM
R21 is spot on. Looking at the insurrection as nothing more than a crazy "footnote" is a massive mistake, and a recipe for major disaster.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 11, 2021 9:09 AM
[quote]Idiots like you are making Civil War inevitable.
AHAHAHA Yeah, people like R21 are making a civil war inevitable--NOT the hillbillies who are actively participating, right? That’s some Gutfeld logic right there.
WOW. DL has really been invaded by Trumptards. It's been happening for a while now, but it's still surprising. I like how they can't wait until a political thread pops up so they can like each other's nonsensical posts.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 11, 2021 10:29 AM
Swiftly "consider"....wishy washy as usual. Please "consider"....then wimp out, like always.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 11, 2021 2:05 PM
That's like Susan Collins being "concerned"...^^
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 11, 2021 2:05 PM
R25, it wouldn’t be a footnote if so many prominent members of the Left weren’t pointing at rioters and arsonists on a daily basis for the previous six months and calling them the voice of reason. The insurrection would’ve been much more prominently on the mind of the American public if the Left hadn’t made their feelings towards rioting and uncivil disobedience, with the current Democratic Vice President going so far as to promote bail funds for those incarcerated in the riots. January 6th was just another day in a long line of days of political extremists behaving violently and out of control.
The credibility of the Left in regards to rioting is shot. January 6th has absolutely no meaning except to those who believe violent chaos is acceptable depending on the letter after their name. The time for moral superiority is over when you’re covered in shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 11, 2021 4:03 PM
The dems won't put anyone in jail as always, they will bend over and just take it up the ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 11, 2021 4:41 PM
Attempting to overthrow a government and attempting to overthrow a Target is not the same, Jan.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 11, 2021 4:42 PM
R29 False equivalence bullshit, and you know it.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 12, 2021 1:45 AM
Cringe? You want cringe? That evil, morbidly obese pig all but called for a civil war last night. What will LGBT rights be like in fascist state run by Trump and his crew?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 12, 2021 1:58 AM
R34 Posters like R16 and his three other buddies don't give a flying FUCK about LGBT rights because they are hetero TROLLS.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 12, 2021 12:42 PM
The Committee is better at splitting infinitives than kicking ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 12, 2021 1:33 PM
CNN reporter Jamie Gangel said on Thursday that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots appears to be moving aggressively and could soon ensnare members of former President Donald Trump's family.
If [Trump] thinks he can get away with being cute with his press releases, he has another thing coming," Gangel predicted.
Host Wolf Blitzer pointed out that the committee has even left the door open to subpoenaing Trump himself, and Gangel replied that it could expand beyond the former president.
"I think it opens up the Trump family," she explained. "Remember, Ivanka Trump was with her father on January 6th. She was in and out of the Oval Office. I think that there are going to be a lot of people who are fair game who are very close to the former president."
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 15, 2021 8:24 AM
I’ll believe it when I see it, unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 15, 2021 1:41 PM
Just like other corrupt governments the US allows bad and even illegal behavior by their politicians because they have supporters and enablers. Trump is the epitome of not prosecuting elected officials for their crimes.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 15, 2021 2:13 PM
Like others have stated above, I’ll believe it when I see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 15, 2021 2:19 PM
R20, 9/11 didn’t “cripple the soul of the nation”. Except for NY and DC, the rest of us moved on quite nicely.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 15, 2021 2:28 PM
R37, that's good to know but on the other hand, I hope they won't subpoena Trump or his kids if they're not also willing to throw them in jail when they don't show up. Take it to the max or don't bother.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 15, 2021 8:58 PM
If I were a congressman who feared for his life and thought were going to die that day, yes I'd go to the max punishment. Id want Trump behind bars. .
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 16, 2021 12:01 AM
So what brand of champagne will you all be buying when the day comes?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 16, 2021 12:23 AM
A magnum of Don Periggmon.
It’s the “Canal St. version” of Dom Perignon, but it’s just as tasty I think.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 16, 2021 1:23 PM
R20 is bizarrely ignorant.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 16, 2021 1:51 PM
R22, Joe won by a margin of 7-8 million. STFU.
And the only "collectivist" element is that 1%, worshipped by Republicans [See: Tax Cuts, Trump’s], who are actively attempting to, quite literally, collect the money of the world in a return to Feudalism.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 16, 2021 1:55 PM
Bannon, for instance, was last week referred to the justice department for prosecution after he defied his subpoena in its entirety, but a source at the US attorney’s office cautioned a decision on his case could take months of deliberations.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 29, 2021 3:35 PM
Swifty considers, WTF?!!! I think this tells us all we need to know on how the Democrats are working.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 30, 2021 5:04 PM