Steve Bannon Agrees to Testify for J6 Congressional Hearing
Donald Trump's former top adviser, Steve Bannon, has agreed to testify for the January 6 Committee congressional hearings.
NBC News reports
One week ahead of jury selection in Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress trial, the Justice Department said the Trump associate's purported desire to reverse his stance and testify before the House Jan. 6 committee is nothing more than a "last-ditch attempt to avoid accountability."
Bannon, citing a letter over the weekend from former President Donald Trump, said through a lawyer that he would be willing to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. Bannon spent months blowing off the committee, claiming that Trump was asserting executive privilege despite the fact that Bannon only worked at the White House for seven months back in 2017, three years before the Jan. 6 attack.
But the Justice Department said in a new filing that Trump attorney Justin Clark confirmed in an FBI interview that Trump "never invoked executive privilege over any particular information or materials; that the former President’s counsel never asked or was asked to attend the Defendant’s deposition before the Select Committee; that the Defendant’s attorney misrepresented to the Committee what the former President’s counsel had told the Defendant’s attorney; and that the former President’s counsel made clear to the Defendant’s attorney that the letter provided no basis for total noncompliance."
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