Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon will testify before Jan. 6 committee
Ray Bogan: Steve Bannon, a close adviser to former President Trump, has agreed to testify before the January 6th investigative committee. Bannon refused to appear because Trump had invoked executive privilege. But in a letter to the committee, his lawyer says Trump is now waiving the privilege.
The former advisor’s legal team says he prefers to testify publicly. But Committee member Zoe Lofgren says that’s unlikely.
Zoe Lofgren – D-CA: “This goes on for hour after hour after hour. We want to get all our questions answered, and you can’t do that in a live format.”
Ray Bogan: The committee argued there was no executive privilege between Trump and Bannon because he was a private citizen and podcaster on January 6th 2021.
Bannon served as Chief Strategist to President Trump in 2017, but had no official White House role since. The committee wants to know what he knew ahead of the riot because of comments like this one on January 5th.
Steve Bannon: “All hell is going to break loose tomorrow. Just understand this, All Hell is going to break Loose tomorrow.”
Bogan: Bannon is facing two counts of criminal contempt of Congress and that trial is scheduled to begin Monday, July 18th. No word yet as to whether the trial will be delayed or changed because of this new agreement. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.