by Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
WASHINGTON (Worthy News) – Ex-White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon will testify before a House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol after his former boss lifted objections, several sources confirmed.
Former President Donald J. Trump reportedly waived executive privilege as Bannon faced a two years jail sentence and hefty fines for not complying with the committee’s subpoena.
Representative Zoe Lofgren, a Democratic member of the House panel, said Bannon’s attorney sent a letter to the committee indicating his willingness to testify.
In the letter, published by outlets Sunday, Bannon’s lawyer Robert Costello wrote: “[President] Trump has decided that it would be in the best interests of the American people to waive executive privilege for Stephen K. Bannon, to allow Mr. Bannon to comply with the subpoena issued by your Committee. Mr. Bannon is willing to, and indeed prefers, to testify at your public hearing.”
In a separate letter to Bannon, Trump said that Bannon had been treated “unfairly.” He said Bannon had been forced to “spend vast amounts of money on legal fees.”
Due to these difficulties, Trump said he would waive claims of executive privilege, which have been disputed if Bannon agrees to a time and place to testify.
“I will waive Executive Privilege for you, which allows for you to go in and testify truthfully and fairly, as per the request of the Unselect Committee of political Thugs and Hacks,” Trump wrote.
He added that the committee members “have allowed no Due Process, no Cross-Examination, and no real Republican members or witnesses to be present or interviewed. It is a partisan Kangaroo Court.”
Bannon is among the most high-profile witnesses to appear in front of the committee.
It has been investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol building housing the U.S. Congress on January 6, 2021.
Critics say it was the culmination of then-President Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Others have accused the oppositional Democratic Party hardliners and extremists of provoking the Capitol attack.
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