He joins Steve Bannon in being charged criminally for not answering questions from the House Select committee investigation of the Jan. 6th Capitol protest….
We also now have several saitting House members that have been subpoenaed to answer questions …
Navarro, 72, is charged with one contempt count involving his refusal to appear for a deposition and another involving his refusal to produce documents to the committee, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Washington. The indictment was returned Thursday and unsealed Friday, and Navarro is to make his initial appearance this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia….
House Minority Leader McCarthy is now trying to go after the committee’s legitimacy in a effort to block Bannon’s conviction and to derail the committee looking to question Republican House members that seem to have knowledge of the protests and may have actually helped them…
McCarthy’s brief, filed jointly with House GOP Whip Steve Scalise, is an extraordinary intervention by minority lawmakers to confront the majority in court — particularly. And it comes as McCarthy himself is facing a subpoena from the select committee requiring him to testify on May 31. He has yet to indicate whether he will cooperate with the panel, but his legal argument suggests he sees the subpoena itself as invalid as well.
The Republican leaders say they decided to file the brief in response to House Democrats’ own decision to submit their own brief in Bannon’s case earlier this month. Pelosi touted the filing in a May 10 press release, contending that the House was defending itself against Bannon’s contention that the select committee was improperly constituted.
“[Bannon]’s attacks against the validity of the subpoena are deeply flawed: They ignore the deference that a court owes the House regarding the meaning and application of its own rules and procedures,” House Counsel Doug Letter wrote in the filing.
At the heart of the dispute is the language of the resolution that created the Jan. 6 select committee last year. According to the resolution, Pelosi “shall appoint 13 Members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with [McCarthy].”…
Steve Bannon also has trouble brewing from the Mnhattan DA’s office….
Several close allies of Steve Bannon have been subpoenaed to testify before a New York state grand jury investigating his fundraising for a private border wall effort, people familiar with the investigation tell CNN.