1/6 Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) stated that the committee expects everybody to adjust to their subpoenas, together with Trump.
Video of Rep. Raskin on MSNBC’s The Final Phrase:
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 15, 2021
Rep. Raskin answered after MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell requested a few potential subpoena for Trump:
Properly, he has not been subpoenaed however we count on anybody who’s subpoenaed to adjust to lawful orders. Clearly, he’s making noises about govt privilege. The concept that may by some means lengthen to Steve Bannon is comical and farcical. Steve Bannon was fired in 2017 a number of years earlier than the January sixth assaults even happened. Even for Donald Trump, it’s a very far-fetched argument as a result of in a declare of govt privilege which doesn’t adhere to a human being however fairly to the workplace.
Joe Biden has stated there isn’t any drawback with turning this materials over. Even when Trump had been to by some means attempt to press this in courtroom what you’re weighing is the general public’s overwhelming curiosity to know about our personal authorities and the safety of our personal authorities in opposition to some asserted declare primarily in nationwide safety. However right here the general public and nationwide safety are on the identical facet of the equation, each for disclosure of every thing that Steve Bannon is aware of, every thing Donald Trump is aware of, certainly every thing that any of us is aware of as a result of this was a large crime in opposition to the republic. We haven’t seen an assault on the Capitol like this for the reason that Struggle of 1812. Or an assault on the republic like this for the reason that Civil Struggle.
The 1/6 Committee is predicted to shortly vote to carry Bannon in legal contempt of Congress, and the DOJ is expected to act promptly to indict Bannon.
The committee is sending a message to Trump and all of his associates that they greatest not even take into consideration refusing to adjust to a subpoena or they may find yourself behind bars.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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