Lawyers for Trump ally Steven K. Bannon announced he will testify before the January 6th committee after former President Donald J. Trump waived the operative’s executive privilege.
In a letter to the committee chairman, attorney Robert Costello announced the change of circumstances, saying, “While Mr. Bannon has been steadfast in his convictions, circumstances have now changed. President Trump has provided us with a letter, which is attached…”
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Costello outlined Trump’s interest in waiving executive privilege for Bannon: “…President Trump has decided that it would be in the best interests of the American people to waive executive privilege for Stephen K. Bannon, to allow Mr. Bannon to comply with the subpoena issued by your Committee.”
The letter emphasized Bannon’s willingness to testify before the committee, “Mr. Bannon is willing to, and indeed prefers, to testify at your public hearing.
Executive privilege is a special right claimed by the president for withholding information in the public interest, especially in relation to a Congressional subpoena. This privilege goes back to a precedent set by George Washington. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have all invoked this executive privilege.
Mr. Bannon joined the Trump campaign in 2016, where he took the role of chief executive officer of the Trump campaign. After Trump’s victory, he was appointed as senior counselor to the president and chief strategist. Bannon stepped away from the position in 2017 but has remained an ally of the president till the present day.
Bannon runs the popular podcast “War Room” on Rumble where he discusses political and cultural events from a downtown Washington D.C. property.
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