Things are getting real!
Trump waived Executive Privilege and allowed Bannon to talk to Liz Cheney and the sham January 6 Committee.
Grace Chong broke the news on GETTR.
“President Trump waived Executive privilege on Steve Bannon. Steve Bannon’s attorney Robert Costello’s letter to Bernie Thompson below requesting to set a date for Bannon to appear to testify publicly before the January 6 Committee.”
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This is a copy of Trump’s letter to ex-Chief Strategist Steve Bannon waiving executive privilege.
Steve Bannon — who defied a congressional subpoena and is set to go to trial on criminal contempt charges — told the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection on Saturday that he is now willing to testify, ideally at a public hearing, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
Bannon’s reversal comes after he received a letter from former President Donald Trump waiving executive privilege, although both the House select committee and federal prosecutors contend that privilege claim never gave Bannon carte blanche to ignore a congressional subpoena in the first place.
“When you first received the Subpoena to testify and provide documents, I invoked Executive Privilege. However, I watched how unfairly you and others have been treated, having to spend vast amounts of money on legal fees, and all of the trauma you must be going through for the love of your Country, and out of respect for the Office of the President,” Trump wrote in a Saturday letter to Bannon, which was also obtained by CNN.
“Therefore, if you reach an agreement on a time and place for your testimony, I will waive Executive Privilege for you, which allows you to go in and testify truthfully and fairly” Trump added, as he went on to decry the committee of “Thugs and Hacks.”
We can only hope this will be televised live so that lies won’t be present about the testimony.
“I expect that we will be hearing from him.”
January 6 committee member @RepZoeLofgren confirms to @jaketapper that former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is willing to testify, according to a letter from his lawyer. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/85BKnb80ra
— CNN (@CNN) July 10, 2022