Skip to comments.Schiff: Bannon Will Probably Be Held in Contempt of Congress
Posted on 02/16/2018 12:18:27 PM PST by Kaslin
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, said that former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon will likely be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with them.
He has refused to answer several questions about the investigation into Russian collusion, Schiff said.
"I think it's likely that he will face a contempt citation," Schiff said Thursday at a Council on Foreign Relations event.
Instead of offering information, Bannon has been citing executive privilege on behalf of President Trump.
The only questions he would answer were questions that had been scripted, literally scripted for him by the White House, Schiff said. Whenever we sought to probe anything beyond the four corners of the specific wording of the question, he refused to answer. Thats not how executive privilege works.
The "stonewalling," Schiff said, will only go so far.
Bannon has also been meeting with special counsel Robert Mueller over the past week.
Schiff and other Democrats on the Intelligence Committee are currently trying to get their rebuttal to the Republican FISA memo declassified. The Republican-authored document released a couple weeks ago is four pages long and explains how the FBI abused FISA rules to spy on members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. The Democrats allege that the memo omits key context intended to undermine the intelligence agency. Their rebuttal is six pages longer and includes those important details, they explain.
Yet, after a review, Trump decided not to release it. He cited national security concerns and wants them to make some revisions and redactions.
Schiff said no revisions will be made, but he's confident they can reach a compromise.
And schiff-for-brains is simply held in contempt.
So when is Schiff going down for leaks? I demand it!
BFD. I wish I could be personally held in contempt by Congress. This impersonal contempt they have for the people is wearing thin.
Yes, let’s open the Contempt of Congress floodgates!
“I hold Congress in contempt. So we’re even.” - Steve Bannon
Schiff is one confused little boy.
F-off, you thugs
I'm sure the feeling is mutual.
It didn’t seem to hurt Holder any. Why would it be different for Bannon?
Can we trade the Democrap party for like the Taliban? I’m not sure the Taliban would be so hellbent in bringing down the USA as much as Democraps. What have they done in the past 50 years that been of any benefit to this country? And now Trumps entire year in office they’ve done nothing else but fight against the country moving forward while the only people they seem concerned with is foreign nationals. “Yes give them amnesty so they too can live in this country we are trying to destroy”
No big deal. No big deal either when Attorney General Eric Holder was held In contempt of Congress.
A lot of Americans these days hold congress in contempt.
So is this like when the make a proclamation for chewing gum day.
“Today we officially recognize Steve Bannon has contempt for Congress”.
God their work is so hard........ sarc off
Schiff has Schiff for brains.
Contempt of Congress? I remember Holder’s knees knocking in fear.
Will he suffer the same fate as Eric Holder, when HE was held in contempt of congress????!!
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