Former White House strategist Steve Bannon plans to testify earlier than the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) stated Sunday, citing a letter the committee obtained late Saturday from Bannon’s attorneys.
Bannon’s deposition isn’t more likely to be broadcast reside for the general public as a result of size of such classes because the committee tries to get all its questions answered, she added.
Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, had beforehand refused to seem for a deposition after being subpoenaed by the committee. He was consequently charged in November with two counts of legal contempt.
His sudden reversal follows Trump reportedly giving Bannon his blessing on Saturday to seem earlier than the committee, with Trump informing Bannon in a letter obtained by CNN and The Washington Post that he would waive his claimed proper to govt privilege to permit Bannon to testify.
(*6*) Trump reportedly advised Bannon.
Bannon pleaded not responsible late final yr to the 2 contempt fees, which every carry as much as one yr in jail and $100,000 in fines. His trial is ready to start on July 18.
Former Trump White House official Peter Navarro was additionally indicted final month for refusing to cooperate with the committee’s investigation. The former commerce adviser additionally pleaded not responsible.
An legal professional for Bannon didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Sunday.