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Greene Kisses Steve Bannon’s A*s After He’s Referred To DOJ For Contempt: ‘I Was Disgusted And Furious!’

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to refer former Trump adviser Steve Bannon to the Justice Department for criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena for documents and testimony sought by the Select Committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

According to the Washington Post, if the DOJ does charge Bannon with contempt, he could be looking at spending at least a year in jail:

Bannon has previously argued through his attorney that he can’t respond to the subpoena because of executive privilege asserted by former president Donald Trump.

The matter now goes to the Justice Department, which will decide whether to pursue the contempt referral. Contempt of Congress is a misdemeanor criminal offense that can result in up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

Prior to the vote, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) asked his colleagues to consider if they were willing to allow some people to declare that they’re above the law:

Shortly after the vote, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who may also be facing a subpoena for the Jan. 6 committee in the near future, made an appearance on Bannon’s podcast, “War Room: Pandemic,” and wasted no time verbally kissing his ass:

“Here they are, celebrating voting to hold an innocent American in criminal contempt!”

An innocent American? If Bannon and the rest of the suspected plotters are so innocent, why don’t they willingly agree to cooperate with the committee? Only guilty people refuse to comply with a legal subpoena.

Greene then claimed that after the vote — which was approved by a 229-to-202 vote, with 9 Republicans crossing the aisle to vote “yes” — she approached Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) and confronted them for taking action against Bannon:

“They lied about you, they lied about President Trump and I was disgusted and furious! So I yelled at them on the House floor! I let Liz Cheney have it, I let Adam Schiff have it, I let Raskin have it! I couldn’t contain myself — I said you people are a joke!”

Classic psychological projection by Greene, who is vying for being the biggest joke of a so-called “representative” when you consider that she managed to get herself booted off all committee assignments with her big mouth and anti-Semitic rhetoric.

Greene and her ilk are running scared, and they damn well should be. If the Jan. 6 committee finds evidence they were also a part of the plotting, they too could wind up being charged with crimes even more serious than contempt of Congress.

 

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Michael Flynn Is Apparently On The Verge Of Being Sent To Prison For Perjury And Contempt

Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser for President Donald Trump who resigned in disgrace after lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian officials and later pleaded guilty for lying to FBI agents, has a new legal headache that could well send him to prison: The judge in his case is on the brink of sentencing Flynn to prison for contempt and perjury.


Politico reports:

“A federal judge is signaling that he might pursue perjury or contempt charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn over his effort to abandon a guilty plea to a charge of lying to the FBI.

“The Justice Department moved last week to drop the prosecution of Flynn launched by special counsel Robert Mueller, but U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan slammed the brakes on that effort by announcing Wednesday evening that he is appointing a former federal judge to argue against the government’s unusual bid to dismiss the case against an ally of President Donald Trump.”


The appointment of a former judge to provide a counterpoint to the DOJ request that all charges against Flynn be dropped is a direct slap in the face of Attorney General William Barr, who has been trying for months to make sure that Flynn walks free despite his lies.

At question is the timing of the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss, is “virtually unheard of,” according to Jonn Gleeson, the former judge chose by Judge Sullivan. In an op-ed he co-authored for The Washington Post, Gleeson added:

“There has been nothing regular about the department’s effort to dismiss the Flynn case. The record reeks of improper political influence.”


Ironically, Barr’s move to clear Flynn may wind up placing the former Trump official in even greater legal jeopardy.

Flynn has said on more than one occasion under oath and in open court that he did indeed lie to the FBI:

“In December 2018 — at a hearing where Flynn was originally expected to be sentenced by Sullivan — Flynn reaffirmed his guilty plea. He also said he was satisfied with his lawyers from the prestigious firm of Covington & Burling and that he had no concerns that any information relevant to his defense was being withheld.”

At the moment, it appears that the only thing that will possibly save Flynn from time behind bars is a presidential pardon, but such a move carries political risk for Trump this close to an election.