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Bennie Thompson, chairman of the committee of the House of Representatives investigating the assault on the Capitol on January 6, reported this Sunday that it had no doubts that the attack was premeditated.
In an interview offered by Thompson a Face the Nation, de CBS, la periodista Margaret Brennan posted an audio from January 5 featuring Donald Trump’s former chief adviser, Stephen Bannon speaking on his podcast about an incredible event that would occur a day later.
“Tomorrow all hell will break loose. It is going to move. It will be fast. And all I can say is that you have to buckle up. “, said Bannon, adding that the next day would be game day.
When asked for this audio about Bannon, Thompson did not hesitate to affirm: “Clearly, the direction of the committee is to watch this premeditation to make sure we identify ourselves, but America’s worst kept secret is that Donald Trump invited people to come to Washington on January 6.”
Thompson, who is a member of the House of Representatives for the Mississippi Democratic Party, added that Bannon He was part of the January 6 promotion, and that on the podcast where he made these claims.
Bannon was subpoenaed by the committee investigating the assault on Capitol for his alleged implications in the insurrection, and apparently being in the hotel Willard “doing many things”; however, he did not attend the summons.
As a consequence, the House of Representatives approved on August 21 to declare Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress, with 229 votes in favor of the motion and 202 against, a situation that would make him face a year in prison plus a fine of $ 100,000 dollars.
The hotel Willard from Washington D.C. is designated as a command center for members of the Trump administration to meet in order to ignore the rise of Joe Biden to the presidency.
Despite the fact that the vote was by a Democratic majority, nine Republicans voted to disparage Bannon, including two members who did not vote to impeach the former president Trump.
The republican representative Liz Cheney, from Wyoming, who is part of the committee to investigate the assault on Capitol, affirmed that the contempt of Bannon to your subpoena might suggest that Trump he was reportedly involved in planning the execution of the January 6 insurrection.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.