Steve Bonan Jan. 6 He will not go to jail before trial on criminal contempt charges for refusing to testify before the House committee investigating the attack on Capitol.
A former adviser to former President Donald Trump appeared in federal court on Monday for the first time since returning to agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this morning. He is expected to be arraigned next Thursday.
Judicial prosecutors, who filed two contempt charges on Friday, made no attempt to detain Panan before trial.
Under conditions approved by the judge, Bonan agreed to check weekly, hand over his passport, report if he had traveled outside the District of Columbia, and obtain court permission to travel outside the United States.
Despite the criminal case, when he spoke on television cameras following the news of his indictment last Friday, Bonan violated: “We are overthrowing the Biden regime.”
Two criminal contempt cases, including the Capitol robbery and his refusal to co-operate with the House committee’s investigation into everything that happened at the White House before the uprising at White House headquarters and under the Trump administration. Federal Congress.
The court’s decision to indict Panon came after they insulted Banerjee on October 21 for refusing to appear before a commission of inquiry into the attack on Capitol to present documents and evidence related to the riot.
The notice sent to the Legal Department should decide whether to proceed with the process.
Attorney General Merrick Garland He said the indictment reflects the “firm commitment” of the judiciary to ensure that the rule of law is upheld.
“From the first day I took office, I promised the staff of the judiciary, through word and deed, to the American people that we will show together that the Department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and seeks equal justice. Under the law,” Attorney Carland said in a statement announcing the indictment.
Each charge carries a minimum sentence of 30 days in prison and up to one year in prison.
This is not the first time Banon has faced a legal challenge. In August last year, he and three associates were arrested and charged with defrauding donors who tried to fund the border wall and were dropped off. Trump pardoned Panan in the final hours of his presidency.
Another Trump ally has challenged the Capitol robbery investigation
A second witness, former White House chief executive Mark Meadows, challenged a similar sapona from the panel on Friday, causing Banan’s legal situation to escalate. The group’s chairman, Mississippi Representative Benny Thompson, said he would recommend contempt charges against Meadows next week.
Meadows has been arguing with the group since his sapona was released in September, but his lawyer said on Friday he had a “sharp legal dispute” with the group because Trump demanded administrative rights over the testimony.
Meadows has refused to appear as legal battles between the group and Trump escalate, with the former president claiming privilege over documents and interviews demanded by lawmakers.
In a letter to the White House on Thursday, President Joe Biden said he would dismiss any offer that would prevent Meadows from cooperating with the group, prompting Meadows’ lawyer to say he would not comply.
Meadows, a former Republican congressman from North Carolina, is a key witness for the group. He was a key aide to Trump between his defeat in the November presidential election and the uprising, and was one of those who pressured state officials to try to reverse the results.
Dozens of sapphires and witness interviews
Trump’s team activities and efforts to gather information were delayed Judge Tanya Sutkan appealed against the verdicts Provide documents relating to the day the Capitol was attacked. On Thursday, the Federal Court of Appeals suspended the release of some White House records requested by the panel and allowed the court to consider Trump’s arguments.
However, the House committee is continuing its work, and lawmakers have so far interviewed more than 150 witnesses in an attempt to create a comprehensive record of how a violent mob of Trump supporters attacked Capitol and suspended Biden’s certification.
The group cited nearly three dozen former White House staffers, allies who plotted how Trump could reverse his defeat, and those who rallied at the National Mall on the morning of Jan. 6. While some, such as Meadows and Bonan, have refused, others have spoken to the group and provided documents.