Rep. Schiff: Bannon’s indictment will ‘without a doubt’ lead others to comply with Jan. 6 panel

The DOJ charged Bannon, a former top advisor to former President Donald Trump, on Friday with two cases of disregard for Congress. The House of Representatives referred Bannon to prosecutors last month after he refused to provide documents and testimony to investigators investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Schiff is one of nine members of the January 6th House Committee chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.).

The indictment was a huge victory for the committee after Bannon refused to comply – a stumbling block in their investigation.

Bannon’s indictment was a quick work of the division, an indictment decision that usually takes months to reach DOJ lawyers, people familiar with the process of Congressional referral handling told POLITICO.

While charges of disregard for Congress are seldom brought and almost never lead to conviction, Bannon’s case is extreme, as he refused to appear before investigators under subpoena. As has already happened, the case is likely to raise complicated questions about executive privilege, especially for outside consultants like Bannon.

Bannon is expected to surrender to law enforcement on Monday and may appear in court that afternoon, POLITICO reported on Friday.

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