By Robert Willmann
The Department of Justice has charged Steve Bannon, the architect of Donald Trump’s come from behind 2016 presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton, with a misdemeanor crime by an indictment filed on 12 November 2021. This was initiated by the committee formed by U.S. House Resolution 503: “Establishing the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol” . The so-called investigation has not yet publicly revealed all of the video and other images inside and outside of the Capitol from early that day into the afternoon so that members of the public may develop their own opinions about what happened. Nor has the committee required the FBI to reveal the information it had and what its agents and assets did before and during that day, so that the public can reach its own conclusions. And so on.
Section 3, part 1 of Resolution 503 by its own words stated its conclusion in advance, and that there is not going to be a real investigation: “To investigate and report upon the facts, circumstances, and causes relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex (hereafter referred to as the ‘domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol’)….” One cannot attach a label, whether inflammatory or not, to a situation until a good faith effort is made to gather all factual information and think it through.
Bannon is charged under section 192, along with its companion sections 193 and 194, of Title 2 of the U.S. Code .
However, back in June 2012, the House of Representatives, and not just a specially created committee, voted to hold former Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress for “refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform”.
Well it looks like they are picking up where the House Un-American Activities Committee left off
I MAY BE WRONG but it seems the strategy of further POLITICAL PERSECUTION by the DOJ and Congress that adds to the martyrdom of those accused of various Jan.6 non-violent misdemeanors like TRESPASSING isn’t a wise political move. People continue to be held in deplorable prison conditions for many months now, denied due process and speedy trials FFS. Totally inexcusable.
Since Bannon is such a high-profile person, and one whose voice is amplified across the land via his podcasts, this charge will hopefully backfire and bring attention to the ongoing persecution. Who knows, maybe even some Republicans will get off their asses and do something about it (I’m cynical enough to believe they’re letting people suffer while watching the Democrats dig themselves into a deeper hole). Anyway, IMO this latest Jan. 6 development just bolsters the reality that a political witch hunt is underway.
Is it any wonder poll numbers for Democrats are in the toilet?
As I recall Trump was impeached for “interfering with a potential political rival” during his Ukraine phone call when Trump asked for info on Hunter Biden (not even Joe Biden).
Is not Biden now interfering with his potential political rival in 2024 – DJT? Selective prosecution is how you corrode a republic that requires equal treatment under the law.
Love Bannon’s attitude – he does not say he will make their lives hell. He states right up front, their lives will be hell. Active voice, not passive voice. GOP needs a lot more of that. Courage of convictions.
Besides being a genuine SOB, Bannon does terrific documentaries – recommend for anyone looking for solid information, context and solid story line – “Occupy Unmasked” is one of them. That his partner Andrew Breitbart were only still alive. How much he would have enjoyed these past 6 years.