The House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection acted on Thursday to find former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress and the Department of Justice will charge him “within a matter of days,” according to Pete Williams of NBC News.
Appearing on “MTP Daily,” Williams was asked by host Chuck Todd how quickly the DOJ would act against Bannon now that they have the referral from the House committee. He responded:
Williams made his comments shortly after the chairman of the House Select Committee, Bennie Thompson, made it clear he would indeed refer Bannon for charges:
Mr. Bannon has declined to cooperate with the Select Committee and is instead hiding behind the former President’s insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke. We reject his position entirely. The Select Committee will not tolerate defiance of our subpoenas, so we must move forward with proceedings to refer Mr. Bannon for criminal contempt. I’ve notified the Select Committee that we will convene for a business meeting Tuesday evening to vote on adopting a contempt report.
Others who have been subpoenaed by the committee — former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, and Defense Department aide Kash Patel — are being given temporary postponements before they are referred for contempt, according to a committee spokesperson:
Brandon Fellows is one of the pro-Trump insurrectionists who showed up at the Capitol and took part in desecrating the seat of American government, at one point snapping a photo of himself sitting on a police motorcycle while wearing a fake orange beard.
Fellows later shared that photo on Instagram, and that’s where his legal problems began.
As if that’s not incriminating enough, Fellows also allegedly showed up on CNN wearing the same absurd costume, remarking:
Despite all of this evidence, Fellows is now asking a federal judge to release him from custody and allow him to go home. His reasoning: He’s a lot like Jesus Christ and he wraps his phone in tinfoil.
Clearly, what Fellows needs most is some good psychotropic meds and maybe a few dozen ECT sessions.
Josh Gerstein, the Senior Legal Affairs correspondent for Politico, reported on what transpired in court as Fellows regaled the judge with his bizarre rambling:
Fellows is just the latest of the Capitol insurrectionists to whine about being locked up for his disgusting actions.
Joe Biggs, a member of the Proud Boys domestic terror group, wrote a friend and complained he couldn’t take a leak in private:
Robert Reeder, on the other hand, said he couldn’t find work as a result of his disgusting actions on Jan. 6:
Oh well. These miscreants should have stayed home and watched it all on TV. Instead, they have to pay for their actions. And that infuriates them.
A few days ago, failed one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump held one of his ridiculous rallies in Des Moines, Iowa, and some of his supporters in the Hawkeye State said there’s going to be violence if they don’t get exactly what they want.
Local resident Lori Levi spoke with MSNBC correspondent Gary Grumbach and laid out her list of complaints:
And then Levi predicted a coming civil war:
Grumbach told host Alex Witt after speaking with Levi:
If indeed the MAGA morons are plotting to try and touch off a civil war, they might want to keep a very important fact in mind: The government has unlimited weapons and financial resources to fight such a conflagration with. Any such “war” will be a very short one and will end the way the Jan. 6 insurrection did: With Trumpers in retreat and headed for prison.
One of the MAGA faithful who participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection and rioting at the U.S. Capitol wept like a baby as he entered a guilty plea on charges of felony assault for his role in the violence which left five people dead.
According to WUSA, Robert Palmer appeared in court on Monday:
Robert Palmer, 54, of Tampa admitted in U.S. District Court on Monday that he was the man wearing a red, white and blue “Trump” jacket while attacking police protecting the entrance to the Lower West Terrace of the US Capitol January 6.
Palmer told U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan he was the one identified in Department of Justice images who threw a wooden plank at police, sprayed a fire extinguisher at officers until it was empty and then threw the empty fire extinguisher canister at the line of police.
But before he entered the courtroom, Palmer cried like the whiny domestic terrorist he is and will always be:
Before his court hearing, Palmer displayed a different bearing than the man captured in images from the riot – sobbing onto the shoulder of his defense attorney Bjorn Brunvand moments before the two men entered the court for Palmer to plead guilty to felony assault on law enforcement.
Palmer is just the latest of the Jan. 6 insurrectionists to complain about their arrest, incarceration, and upcoming sentencing, and yet none of them have bothered to explain why they felt the need to engage in what can only be considered a coup attempt against the legitimately elected government of the United States.
In July, Joe Biggs, a member of the Proud Boys domestic terror group, wrote a letter to a friend in which he complained that he had no privacy in jail while awaiting his day in court:
Boo freaking hoo! That’s what you get when you try to overthrow the government.
Let Palmer and Biggs continue to weep and gnash their teeth. The only person to blame for their current predicament is the idiot they see whenever they look in the mirror.
Since she arrived in Congress, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has done nothing but tweet, hold whiny press conferences, and alienate nearly every other member of the House of Representatives, which is quite an accomplishment since the vast majority of the Republican House caucus is composed of assholes and douchebags.
In other words, Greene is a lot like her political hero, Donald Trump. With one big difference: She’s even dumber than the Donald.
Greene could also be facing criminal charges and expulsion from Congress based on what Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) said Thursday during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House.”
Maloney was asked by host Nicolle Wallace about reports that the Biden administration will release all of former President Donald Trump’s records from the days surrounding the Capitol insurrection to the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 riots that left five people dead. He told Wallace:
Wallace then asked Maloney why he thought Republican officials seem so eager to cover up their phone calls, conversations, and actions when most of what they did has already been exposed:
That’s one of the things the House Select Committee needs to find out, Maloney responded:
Wallace also noted that some Republicans have admitted they spoke to Trump on Jan. 6. So why are they scared of their phone records being given to the committee? And that’s when Maloney made it clear he intends to hold every member of the GOP accountable, telling the host:
Who was that gleeful Republican? Wallace inquired.
The congressman then added:
You can bet that the Jan. 6 committee and the Justice Department will be taking a long hard look at the members of Congress who may have played a role in the Capitol insurrection. And from what Congressman Maloney had to say, it sounds like Marjorie Taylor Greene should be very worried.