Steve Bannon tries to shield himself with ‘podcaster privilege’ (Opinion)
Trump’s attempt to claim privilege here is particularly weak because he did not act as chief executive officer when planning and executing his effort to overturn the election. He is acting like a defeated candidate, and has no candidate privileges.
Willfulness – an informed and intentional refusal to comply – is necessary to demonstrate contempt of the criminal. Find a tape of those words that was played at the trial to show bad intentions.
It is true that criminal prosecutions are rare. They should be. They are a big problem. But Bannon’s blatant contempt for Congress spoke out about the consequences. And our republic needs them.
We are still searching for answers about what happened on January 6th and how to stop the ongoing attack by Bannon and his accomplices based on the idea of a democratic government.