Democrat Adam Schiff Threatens to Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt of Congress (VIDEO)
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon complied with a subpoena and appeared before the House Intel Committee Thursday to answer questions about ‘Russian meddling’.
Bannon refused to answer all the questions from House Intel members so now ranking member of the committee Schiff and Conway are threatening to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Bannon was only allowed to answer 25 questions, Conaway said, and “he would not go beyond those questions.”
Both Conaway and Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee’s top Democrat, said the committee plans to hold Bannon in contempt.
“We have further steps to take, and we’ll be taking those,” Conaway said, calling contempt “a big deal” and saying he would be having a conversation with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., about it.
“I think the next step for the Congress to take is to initiate contempt proceedings,” Schiff said later.
Bannon simply answered “no” to all 25 questions while asserting executive privilege, Schiff said.
“He refused to answer almost all of the questions. He asserted that he had been instructed by the White House to assert executive privilege on behalf of the president,” Schiff said. “The only questions he would answer were questions that had been scripted, literally scripted for him by the White House.”
Schiff called the claim of executive privilege by Bannon “insupportable, and indeed, at times, it was laughable.”
Video of Schiff saying he will pursue contempt charges against Steve Bannon:
Rep. Adam Schiff says Steve Bannon would only answer questions “that had been literally scripted for him by the White House.”
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The entire Russian collusion investigation is a farce. Hillary Clinton’s phony Russia dossier started the Russia witch hunt.
Everyone knows the dossier was used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump’s camp.
The entire Russia witch hunt should be shut down and every lawmaker, DOJ and FBI official involved should be brought to justice.