(RoyalPatriot.com )- On Monday, Steve Bannon – a former adviser to former President Donald Trump – was released without bail following a hearing on the criminal contempt charges filed against him by far-left Democrats unhappy that he refused to comply with a subpoena.
Bannon was ordered by an ultra-partisan House committee, which claims to be investigating the origins of the January 6 riot in Washington, D.C., to provide documents from the Trump administration and to appear for questioning before the panel. After former President Donald Trump’s lawyers advised him not to comply with the subpoena, citing Trump’s executive privilege, the Democrats charged 67-year-old Bannon with two counts of criminal content.
One count is for refusing to appear before the congressional deposition, and the other is for refusing to provide the documents they demanded.
The House committee, which was originally meant to be a 9/11-style commission but didn’t have the support of sufficient members of Congress and the Senate to establish it, has repeatedly tried to use subpoenas to unveil documents from the Trump administration that they claim would prove Trump incited a riot.
However, the fact that the former president explicitly and publicly denounced violence on the day of the riot, proves the entire argument used to form this committee is…wrong.
Bannon surrendered to FBI agents earlier that day after being indicted last Friday. He did not enter a plea in the hearing, and he was later released without bail by Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather. He has been instructed to check in weekly with court officials and to surrender his passport.
If convicted of the charges, Bannon faces a sentence of between 30 days and one year in prison for each count.
We’ll soon see whether executive privilege is truly respected, or whether the Biden administration just set up a dangerous precedent that allows members of former administrations to be punished by new administrations.
This is the most divisive administration in American history, isn’t it?