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Former Trump aide Steve Bannon offers to testify in a U.S. investigation into the riots on January 6

Steve Bannon will be tried on July 18 for two criminal contempt for refusing to provide testimony or documents. — Reuters photo

Monday, July 11, 2022 7:38 AMMYT

Washington, July 11-Donald Trump’s former close adviser Steve Bannon is accused of insulting a panel of parliament investigating an attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. He said he was ready to testify of his previous changes in mind. Of Congress.

In a letter to the Commission that Reuters saw, Banon lawyer Robert Costello said he would waive the claim of executive privilege cited by Banon for refusing to appear on the Commission.

Banon, a right-wing media celebrity who served as Trump’s chief strategist in 2017, will be tried on July 18 for two criminal insults for refusing to provide testimony or documents.

According to a letter from a lawyer, Banon preferred to testify publicly, but Democrat Zoe Lofgren told CNN that the committee would normally testify in a closed room.

“This lasts for hours and hours. We want all the questions to be answered, and we can’t do it live,” Lofgren said. “He has many questions.” Through a hearing of the House Committee, a piece of videotape of a private testimony by a witness under an oath was made publicly available.

Trump, apart from the trial, was his supporter at a committee hearing focused on attacks by Trump supporters trying to suspend the congressional certification of Joe Biden’s defeat in November 2020. No one in his defense is fighting for a testimony in the election.

In a letter from Trump to Banon that Reuters saw, Trump said he had waived executive privilege because he “saw how unfairly you and others were being treated.” The House Panel will hold a hearing tomorrow and this Thursday. — Reuters

https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2022/07/11/ex-trump-aide-steve-bannon-offers-to-testify-in-us-probe-of-january-6-riot/16811 Former Trump aide Steve Bannon offers to testify in a U.S. investigation into the riots on January 6

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