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1月を調査する委員会. 6 Capitol Attack Recommends Criminal Charges for Steve Bannon in Unanimous Vote

1月を調査する委員会. 6 Capitol Attack Recommends Criminal Charges for Steve Bannon in Unanimous Vote

A House committee investigating the 1月. 6 米国への攻撃. 国会議事堂 voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend criminal charges for Steve Bannon for his refusal to comply with their subpoena.

letter sent to Bannon 9月. 23, the committee said it has reason to believe the former White House strategist has relevant information onimportant activities that led to and informed” 1月. 6 暴動, including his comments on Jan. 5 それ “all hell is going to break loose tomorrow.

Bannon was directed to produce documents by Oct. 7 and appear for a deposition a week later but missed those deadlines.

The expectation of this Committee is that all witnesses will cooperate with our investigation. Witnesses who have been subpoenaed have a legal obligation to do so,” Chairman Bennie Thompson, 民主党, 声明で言った before Tuesday’s vote. “And when you think about what we’re investigating — a violent attack on the seat of our democracy perpetrated by fellow citizens, on our Constitution, an attempt to stop the certification of an election — it’s shocking to me, ショッキング, that anyone would not do everything in their power to assist our investigation.

結局 nine committee members voted in favor of criminal contempt of Congress charges for Bannon, a full House vote is scheduled for Thursday. If certified, the recommendation for charges will be sent to the Justice Department.

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The Department of Justice, as with all criminal referrals, will evaluate the matter based on the facts and the law, consistent with the principles of federal prosecution,” Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, 言った ニューヨークタイムズ 火曜日に.

Bannon is one of four witnesses in former President ドナルド・トランプ‘s inner circle who were subpoenaed by the panel, which compelled them to turn over documents and give testimony to assist in the investigation.

The rule of law remains under attack right now. If there’s no accountability for these abuses — if there are different sets of rules for different types of people — then our democracy is in serious trouble,” Thompson said Tuesday. “I won’t allow further harm through the rule of law in the course of our work. 氏. Bannon will comply with our investigation or he will face the consequences.

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Rioters at the U.S. 国会議事堂
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After Trump indicated he would assert executive privilege and urged witnesses not to comply in the investigation, 大統領 ジョー・バイデン determined that his assertion is not in the best interest of the country and instructed the National Archives to turn over documents related to the investigation.

火曜日に, Trump sued the committee and the National Archives, demanding that requests for information be invalidated or thatat a minimumTrump be allowed toconduct a full privilege review of all request materials.

Ahead of Tuesday’s vote, committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney, a Republican who voted to impeach the President Trump following the Jan. 6 攻撃, said that the claims of privilege appear to revealthat President Trump was personally involved in the planning and execution of January 6th.

And we will get to the bottom of that,” 彼女は付け加えた.

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私たち. 担当者. ベニー・トンプソン (D-MS), 1月を調査する特別委員会の委員長 6 国会議事堂への攻撃
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Cheney also urged fellow Republicans toplease consider the fundamental questions of right and wrong.

Almost every one of my colleagues knows in your hearts that what happened on January 6th was profoundly wrong,” 彼女はまた言った. “You all know that there is no evidence of widespread election fraud sufficient to overturn the election.

It’s been almost 40 years since anyone was indicted for criminal contempt of Congress.

The process we’ve begun tonight is a grave one. It seldom happens, and we’d rather avoid it altogether,” Thompson said Tuesday. “But it is not reserved just for Steve Bannon. If other witnesses defy this Committee — if they fail to cooperate — we will be back in this room, with a new report, with the names of whoever else mistakenly believes that they are above the law.