The witch hunt against Donald Trump and his former associates over what Democrats call an “insurrection” on Jan. 6 has taken a turn.
It appears that the Biden administration “took on the wrong guy.”
On Monday, Steve Bannon, Trump’s former White House advisor, tore into Biden, his administration, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after a court appearance in Washington D.C.
Misdemeanor criminal charges were brought against Bannon after defying a congressional inquiry for testimony and documents relating to the events leading up to the Capitol protests on Jan. 6. Bannon followed Trump’s lead, arguing his communications with the Former President are protected under executive privilege.
Bannon appeared before Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather just hours after turning himself in at an FBI field office in D.C. Following his court appearance, Trump’s former advisor addressed a crowd of reporters, flanked by black-clad bodyguards.
Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Attorney General Merrick Garland caught Bannon’s ire and he made one promise to the trio before departing back to his vehicle:
“I’m telling you right now, this is going to be the misdemeanor from hell for Merrick Garland, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden.”
MUST-WATCH: Steve Bannon says this will be the misdemeanor from hell for Merrick Garland, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden.
Bannon is on the offense.
— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) November 15, 2021
Bannon spoke to reporters before surrendering to the FBI, promising to “take on the Biden administration.”
While outside the federal court building, Bannon’s attorney expressed his dismay over the actions of Merrick Garland, who he believes is breaking judicial precedent to unfairly punish Bannon.
STEVE BANNON: "I'm never going to back down and they took on the wrong guy this time." pic.twitter.com/rba92rV7Y3
— Newsmax (@newsmax) November 15, 2021
Before his release, Bannon was forced to surrender his passport. He is scheduled for an arraignment on Thursday before U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols.
Bannon was indicted on one contempt count for refusing to appear for a deposition before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack and a second count for refusing to produce documents.
Contempt of Congress is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail along with a monetary fine.
Bannon is only one of more than three dozen associates close to Donald Trump unfairly targeted by Nancy Pelosi’s witch hunt committee.
From the looks of it this isn’t going to end well for Democrat leaders, all of whom hoped the persecution of former Trump officials would put necessary wind in their sails before the ’22 midterm elections.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth