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Former Trump Aide Directly Implicates Steve Bannon In The Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection

Even though he’s already facing two years in prison for contempt of Congress, the legal outlook for ex-Trump administration adviser Steve Bannon got considerably worse when another former Trump official implicated Bannon as one of the masterminds of the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Appearing on Bannon’s “War Room” podcast, Peter Navarro, who was Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy in the Trump White House, weighed in on the recent revelations from the House Select Committee on January 6 and said there’s no way anyone can think that Trump himself was responsible for the violence that took place on that horrible day:

“January 6th, this whole notion that little Jamie Raskin’s got that somehow, President Trump wanted to do an insurrection. You were the hero of January 6th!”

Navarro then went even further, and with each word he opened Bannon up to serious legal jeopardy:

“You were the guy who had the… strategy to go up to Capitol Hill. Pence is the quarterback, we had a 100 people working on the… team… who were going to make sure we remanded the results back to the battleground states.”

So, thanks to Peter Navarro, we now know this: Bannon formulated the strategy for the Capitol riots. Former Vice President Mike Pence was expected to help invalidate some of the electoral votes that would deny Joe Biden the presidency. And there was a team of 100 people working on the insurrection. All of that is valuable information for the House committee, especially since they can now subpoena Navarro and look for the other co-conspirators who helped plan and execute the riots that left five dead, including a member of the Capitol Police Force.

Though he probably didn’t intend to, Navarro just made certain that Steve Bannon’s legal problems are about to go from bad to worse.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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