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Steve Bannon turns agains Donald Trump? Agrees to testify on January 6 insurrection

According to reports from CNN, Steve Bannon is ready to testify in front of the January 6 committee.

Bannon defied the subpoena from Congress, and now, he faces criminal contempt charges.

A letter obtained by CNN described that Steve Bannon will speak about the failed insurrection caused by Donald Trump and his allies.

 

Bannon will testify after the House select committee, and federal prosecutors struck down a letter from Donald Trump claiming a non-existent “executive privilege.”

Is the executive privilege a thing for Bannon’s case?

No, and it never was.

As part, of his desperation, Donald Trump wrote a letter to Steve Bannon claiming that Bannon’s testimony was protected.

“When you first received the Subpoena to testify and provide documents, I invoked Executive Privilege,” Trump wrote.

“However, I watched how unfairly you and others have been treated, having to spend vast amounts of money on legal fees, and all of the trauma you must be going through for the love of your Country, and out of respect for the Office of the President,” the letter read.

Nevertheless, experts believe Trump invented the executive privilege.

“There is no executive privilege. This is a ploy to mess up his criminal case,” said CNN legal analyst Norm Eisen.

Bannon will testify:

Steve Bannon’s lawyer mentioned his client is ready to testify.

“While Mr. Bannon has been steadfast in his convictions, circumstances have now changed,” Bob Costello wrote.

Mr. Bannon is willing to, and indeed prefers, to testify at your public hearing.”

According to reports, the January 6 committee wants to obtain information about Bannon’s communication with Trump in December 2020.

The attention will focus on the January 6 certification and Bannon’s insurrectionist comments.

On January 5, Steve Bannon said, “all hell is going to break loose tomorrow” during his podcast comments.

Bannon will go to trial on July 18 regarding his contempt charges.