A sullen Steve Bannon has changed his tune and will testify before the commission charged with shedding light on the attack on January 6, 2021. The announcement came as Donald Trump officially cleared him In a letter sent by The New York Times.
A far-right populist campaigner
For those who have forgotten, Bannon has a well-stocked track record and his life could be the stuff of a crime novel. A veteran of the US Navy, he played investors, starred in movies in Hollywood, before helping develop Breitbart News.Alt right.
If the platform presents itself as a pro-truth medium, as a counterweight to the progressive turn of certain mainstream media, it also conveys far-right ideas. We are sometimes filled with misinformation and knowingly broadcast the words of white nationalists or neo-Nazis.
Bannon’s wildest dreams came true in 2015 when Donald Trump descended the Trump Tower escalator. Bannon would have compared it then A scene from Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda film, A triumph of will. Trump has become Hitler.
After actively participating in the election campaign, Steve Bannon enters the White House with his protégé. His stay was short-lived, as Donald Trump fired him after he agreed to contribute to the book. Fire and Fury, By Michael Wolff.
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The boss seems to have later forgiven him for his tirade, as he was not granted a presidential pardon before leaving office. Bannon is accused of misappropriating funds, fraudulently siphoning off more than $1 million in cash.
You need to keep all these facts in mind to understand the ex-counselor’s sudden willingness to cooperate. And refusal to cooperate risks up to two years in prison and a hefty fine.
To be fair to Trump, it would be surprising if Bannon indicted him. He chooses well the questions he wants to answer and can always invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid incriminating himself.
It’s no coincidence that Bannon testified when the former president gave his “permission.” The storyline of the hearings was set by Democrats and two Republican political rivals. With Bannon in attendance, Trump is expected to regain some of the initiative.
Can Bannon’s Testimony Influence Perceptions? What he alleged – with supporting evidence – was serious. We do know that he attended a meeting of those close to the president in the hours before the January 6 attack and promised that we would see “all hell break loose.”
Once again, I invite you to wait. Nothing is simple with Steve Bannon and his designs are dark. The possibility of dirty tricks is real and beyond the spectacle, once again it is necessary to stick to the facts.