“Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law,” he said. “Today’s charges reflect the department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.” ~Merrick Garland
This is about me. The Department of Justice, headed by Attorney General Merrick Garland, waited until yesterday afternoon, after I had published my post regarding their dereliction of duty, to issue Steve Bannon an indictment. They resolved to indict Trump’s former top advisor on not one, but two criminal counts after having squatted on his fat file for three weeks. The charges are refusing to provide documents and testimony to the Select Committee investigating the 1/6 attack on the Capitol. Bannon now faces up to two years in prison and will turn himself in on Monday morning for an afternoon court appearance.
Also on Friday, (oopsy,) Mark Meadows failed to appear before the committee, committing the same crimes that led to Bannon’s indictment, defying his congressional subpoena to provide documents and testimony. We can now expect Meadows to fall in line with all the others issued subpoenas by the January 6 House Select Committee.
Bannon facing consequences sends a message to the other 34 people who were issued subpoenas. Bannon will need a roomie.