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Tue Jan 16, 2018, 08:57 PM

The house does nothing to bannon so my question is

what can Mueller do if Bannon continues NOT TO ANSWER? and why the hell couldn't the house do the same dam thing??

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Reply The house does nothing to bannon so my question is (Original post)
bluestarone Jan 2018 OP
wcmagumba Jan 2018 #1
Ccarmona Jan 2018 #2
Wwcd Jan 2018 #4
PoliticAverse Jan 2018 #3
bluestarone Jan 2018 #5
PoliticAverse Jan 2018 #6
Gothmog Jan 2018 #7

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 09:00 PM

1. Looks like it would be contempt...

and go to jail time...I am not a lawyer so maybe not...but...

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 09:01 PM

2. Mueller Could Get A Court Order Overriding the phony claim of Executive Privilege. nt

 

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Response to Ccarmona (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 09:24 PM

4. Yes. Mueller holds the cards in this situation. Here's a good info thread on this.

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210108507

A lot there. I believe Mueller wins this round with Bannon.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 09:16 PM

3. The House could charge a witness that refuses to answer with "Contempt of Congress"...

if the President counters with a claim of "executive privilege" it would be up to the courts to decide the
matter.

If Muller calls Bannon before a grand jury Bannon could refuse to answer questions asserting his 5th amendment
rights unless Muller gave Bannon immunity in which case refusing to answer could result in a contempt charge.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 09:25 PM

5. and the house did nothing

so it's up to Mueller now right?

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 09:30 PM

6. "GOP leaders of the committee would not rule out holding Bannon in contempt"...

Lawmakers had been questioning Bannon for roughly 90 minutes when questions began on the transition, several sources said. Shortly into that line of questioning, Bannon was cut off by his lawyer, according to the sources. At that point, the interview stopped and the committee issued a subpoena to force him to divulge this information. GOP leaders of the committee would not rule out holding Bannon in contempt for failing to provide information.

Florida Rep. Tom Rooney, a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that Steve Bannon's testimony is running into problems over whether he can invoke executive privilege for events that occurred during the transition.

"I certainly think that the committee respects executive privilege, it's when does that attach is the question that's sort of dominating the day," Rooney said. "At what time does that attach -- during the transition or during the actual swearing-in?"

From: https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/politics/steve-bannon-executive-privilege/index.html

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 10:32 PM

7. Mueller will get the truth


This is the DU member formerly known as Gothmog.

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