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Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Witch-Hunt Committee Burns Its First Witch

Posted on | November 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Witch-Hunt Committee Burns Its First Witch

Today, I watched MSNBC (so you don’t have to) and you would have thought it was the biggest thing since VJ Day, the way they were celebrating the federal grand jury indictment of Steve Bannon:

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted Steve Bannon, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to testify.
The Justice Department said Bannon faces one count for refusing to appear for an Oct. 14 deposition and a second count for refusing to provide documents related to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson and ranking member Liz Cheney have accused Bannon of knowing about the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol before it happened. They seek to question him about discussions he had with Trump in the days before the violent insurrection in which radical Trump supporters stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were voting to certify the 2020 election.
If convicted, Bannon faces between 30 days and one year in prison and up to a $1,000 fine.
“Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said. “Today’s charges reflect the department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.”
Bannon is one of multiple Trump associates whom the Jan. 6 committee has subpoenaed, including former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who was supposed to appear for a deposition Friday.
Earlier this week, the committee also subpoenaed former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany; senior adviser Stephen Miller; Nicholas Luna, Trump’s former personal assistant; Molly Michael, special assistant to the president and oval office operations coordinator; Benjamin Williamson, deputy assistant to the president and senior adviser to Meadows; Christopher Liddell, former White House deputy chief of staff; John McEntee, former White House personnel director; Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence; Cassidy Hutchinson, special assistant for legislative affairs to Trump; and Kenneth Klukowski, former senior counsel to Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark.

We’re back to “The Walls Are Closing In,” you see — party like it’s 2018!

As I said earlier this week, a source with direct knowledge of these subpoenas described it to me as “the fishing expedition from hell” — basically, the Select Committee is demanding every email, text message, etc., in any way related to Jan. 6. But the people being subpoenaed have not been accused of any crime in this matter, because there was no crime except for the 600 or so people charged with storming the Capitol. What, pray tell, do Steve Bannon’s emails have to with that? If the FBI had any reason to believe that Bannon “conspired” with the militia kooks and QAnon crazies who breached the Capitol barricades, don’t you think he would have been charged by now? But wait a minute . . .

There were other people who were much more involved in planning the “Stop the Steal” rally than Bannon, and who have also been subpoenaed by the Committee. Why haven’t they been indicted?

Oh, you’re figuring this out now, aren’t you?

It’s a fucking publicity stunt, and Bannon is the Big Name to help hype up the MSNBC audience and generate New York Times headlines.

The whole agenda here is to keep the “insurrection” in the news until November 2022, the same way they kept “Russian collusion” alive all the way to the 2018 midterms. It’s a hoax of a sham of a farce.



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