Former President Donald Trump is speaking out about the left’s continued attempts to subpoena Steve Bannon to speak before the January 6th witch hunt committee.
The left has been trying desperately to continue the “insurrection” narrative for months now, using the media to push their insane claims that January 6th was somehow “worse than 9/11” and the biggest threat to “democracy” since the Civil War.
They have managed to create a committee in the House of Representatives to focus on “investigating” the riot, and are trying to subpoena Trump allies like Steve Bannon to testify. Of course, Bannon refuses to play along with their partisan games.
Back and Forth
According to a letter from Bannon’s lawyer, the former White House chief strategist is “not required to respond” to the subpoena because Donald Trump has stated that his communications with Bannon are protected by executive privilege.
Select committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) responded to the lawyer in a statement, accusing Bannon of “hiding behind the former President’s insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke.”
“We reject his position entirely,” Thompson added. “The Select Committee will not tolerate defiance of our subpoenas, so we must move forward with proceedings to refer Mr. Bannon for criminal contempt.”
Responding to the controversy, Donald Trump released a fiery statement on his website, which read:
“The January 6th Unselect Committee composed of Radical Left Democrats and a few horrible RINO Republicans is looking to hold people in criminal contempt for things relative to the Protest, when in fact they should hold themselves in criminal contempt for cheating in the Election, making up the Fake Russia, Russia, Russia, and Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine Scams, the Afghanistan debacle, the Southern Border Crisis, the crashing economy, and record-setting inflation. They are using prosecutors and prosecutions to destroy more than half of this Country and the people are not going to stand for it!”