Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) predicted that the witnesses who refused to testify before the 1/6 committee would change their tune now that Steve Bannon has been charged.
Eric Swalwell talks about how Bannon’s charge changes the 1/6 committee investigation
Video by Rep. Swalwell:
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) sent a message to Mark Meadows after Steve Bannon’s charge, “Mark Meadows, call your office because your refusal to show up today is probably not going to be looked at kindly by the Department of Justice.” pic.twitter.com/k6zhUUIAxl
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) 12 November 2021
Rep Swalwell said on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House:
These guys, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, they have has been booming for the past four years in a land of no laws, they were substantially above the law, where they were pirates in international waters. And now they come to find that they should be and will be just like everyone treated.
Mark Meadows, call your office because your refusal to show up today probably will not go kindly looked at the DDepartment of Justice. I predict it will, you know, see many of the witnesses who so refused to come in far has a change of tune and that you will begin to see them. And that probably means once deposits are completed, a fairly powerful audience presentation of who planned it January 6 uprising, who financed it, what was the president’s role as he incited and directed the mob to the Capitol? And then, of course, if the temperature rises in this country with political violence, what can we do to make sure never happen again?
Trump’s henchmen will sing for the 1/6 committee
One can not imagine Mark Meadows sitting behind bars, or Jeffrey Clark, or any of the other recent organizers and accomplices associated with the 1/6 coup wanting to sit in jail to cover up for Trump.
Aside from the failed one-term former president, Steve Bannon was a big name and a big fish. If the Department of Justice is willing to prosecute him, they will have no doubt going after anyone else who thinks they can ignore a 1/6 committee summons.
The American people have been waiting for years for the Trump gang to start doing their time behind bars, and Bannon’s indictment indicates that the day for justice is finally coming.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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