Bennie Thompson: Jan. 6 Panel Will Make Criminal Referrals Based on Its Findings

The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol building will make criminal referrals to the Department of Justice (DOJ) relating to its findings sometime in the near future, according to the committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi). Thompson was direct in his comments to reporters Tuesday. “We have made decisions on criminal referrals,” he said. Source Source / Read More: Bennie Thompson: Jan. 6 Panel Will Make Criminal Referrals Based on Its Findings

Chad: Repression of demonstrations must stop immediately

Reacting to the crackdown against today’s protests and the deaths of demonstrators, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for West and Central Africa said: “Violent clashes occurred this morning between security forces and demonstrators in N’Djamena and elsewhere in the country. According to initial testimonies collected by Amnesty International, the security forces fired live ammunition […] The post Chad: Repression of demonstrations must stop immediately appeared first on Amnesty International.

Steve Bannon’s Contempt of Congress Trial Formally Began Today

The contempt of Congress trial of Steve Bannon, a former White House political strategist for former President Donald Trump, formally began on Monday, with the selection of jurors who will eventually determine his legal fate. Bannon faces two contempt of Congress charges based on his refusal to adhere to subpoenas from the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building. Bannon is the first individual from Trump’s inner circle of former aides and confidantes to be tried due to the committee’s work, although the charges he faces are unrelated to anything the panel has unearthed…

January 6 Commission Votes to Forward Contempt Charges for Trump DOJ Official

The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack has voted to forward contempt charges for Jeffrey Clark, a former Trump-era Department of Justice (DOJ) official who has refused to comply with the committee’s subpoena requests. When Clark appeared before the January 6 commission in early November, he refused to answer questions about his role in trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump. On Wednesday, the commission voted unanimously to forward the consideration to hold Clark in contempt of Congress — but lawmakers added that they will drop their…

DOJ Accuses Steve Bannon’s Lawyers of “Frivolous” Complaints in Contempt Trial

On Sunday night, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a 10-page briefing accusing Steve Bannon’s lawyers of trying to issue “frivolous” complaints to stir up public support for their client from Trump supporters. Bannon, who is a former Trump advisor, faces contempt of Congress charges for refusing to adhere to subpoenas filed by the January 6 commission earlier this fall. While justifying his refusal to cooperate with the investigation into the Capitol attack, Bannon made dubious claims of executive privilege, asserting that he was unable to share relevant documents with the commission because it would violate Trump’s purported…