Steve Bannon Convicted of Contempt of Congress in Political Prosecution

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Last week, Steve Bannon, a White House strategist in the Trump administration, was found guilty of contempt of Congress despite Trump invoking executive privilege preventing Bannon from testifying before the Democrat-led January 6 committee. He faces two years in prison. There is a double standard in applying the law as Democrats have not been prosecuted for the same charge. Eric Holder, the Attorney General during the Obama regime, escaped contempt of Congress charges in 2014 refused to turn over DOJ documents related to its “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation. Obama’s former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan both lied to Congress, but were never prosecuted.

Attorney Alan Dershowitz said he expects the conviction to be reversed because Bannon believed there was an executive privilege involved and he wanted a judicial determination before he violated the executive privilege. That issue could not be presented to the jury. This was a political prosecution.

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) called out the double standard in the U.S. government under Joe Biden, noting that Steve Bannon was convicted of contempt of Congress while Democrat bureaucrats who lied to Congress are still free.

Bannon, who served as White House strategist in the Trump administration, was convicted of contempt of Congress on Friday despite Trump invoking executive privilege preventing Bannon from testifying before the Democrat-led January 6 committee.

“Whatever you think of Bannon, the fact he was charged with contempt of Congress, but Clapper, Brennan & others who lied to Congress have never been charged, shows how the Biden admin / elite have shamelessly weaponized law enforcement into a political hit squad,” Gabbard tweeted Saturday.

The former Democrat congresswoman was referring to Obama’s former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Clapper in 2013 lied to Congress about the government bulk-collecting the private data of millions of Americans.

Brennan lied to Congress in 2017 about including the infamous Steele Dossier in the FBI’s witch hunt against former President Trump related to the Hillary Clinton-contrived Russia collusion narrative.

Another Obama official who escaped contempt of Congress charges in 2014 was former Attorney General Eric Holder, who refused to turn over DOJ documents related to its “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation.

Responding to his conviction on Friday, Bannon claimed the Democrat-led Jan. 6 committee has been “completely lawless” in how it’s conducted its hearings and assured that he will appeal the conviction, which could bring a two-years jail sentence.

“As you can tell, the Democrats are completely lawless and look how they’ve run this committee,” Bannon said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

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Gateway Pundit:   https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/dershowitz-says-bannon-verdict-will-reversed-judge-took-defenses-away-video/

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Cipher Bandit
Cipher Bandit
4 months ago

Bannon was convicted because he no-showed under a subpoena. That is a completely different issue vs. Brennan or Clapper lying to congress. He could easily have showed up and simply invoked executive privilege or the 5th, as many other folks have.

This move by Bannon is likely monetary in nature.

Ragnar D.
Ragnar D.
4 months ago

Governments have been exposed as being incredibly destructive and deadly to their subjugated populations. Lately, however, they are intentionally destroying whatever remained of their credibility. Obviously they’re trying to usher in a new system of control. Get ready to reject that new system.

Bill Goode
Bill Goode
4 months ago

The US Congress has no authority to convict anyone of anything, except to impeach. Congress could impeach Bannon if he currently held office, but that’s not a criminal conviction. Congress has no authority to convict anyone of any criminal activity.

Nor does Congress have authority to imprison anyone, such as they are doing with individuals involved in the 6 January affair.