A warning issued by former White House adviser Steve Bannon directly implicates former President Donald Trump in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe.
On the January 5 edition of his show, “War Room: Pandemic,” Bannon remarked:
The very next day, shortly before pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol, leaving five people dead, Bannon had this to say:
It has already been suggested that the White House and Trump were expecting violence on Jan. 6, as Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker report in their recent book, I Alone Can Fix It:
“A Homeland Security operations chief said his agency had picked up chatter of some folks traveling to Washington with intent to do violence.”
All of this — especially the comments from Bannon — according to Professor Tribe, implicates Trump directly in the Capitol riots, as he noted on Twitter:
Tribe’s tweet drew plenty of reaction on social media:
The Jan. 6 Select Committee needs to subpoena both Bannon and Trump, among others,. We have to know how deep this conspiracy goes and who needs to be charged with crimes against the United States.