Former Donald Trump associate Roger Stone, according to the Daily Beast’s Zachary Petrizzo, used his Telegram account on Sunday morning to accuse former White House adviser Steve Bannon of ordering the January 6th attack on the Capitol building, evoking his past behavior of doing “crazy things” to “curry favor” with the former president.
This morning, longtime Republican operative Roger Stone suggested that Steve Bannon was behind the call to “breach” the Capitol on January 6th. https://t.co/oFtHaKu1yD
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) December 19, 2021
“It is highly likely that [Steve] Bannon really gave the order to breach the capital [sic] and maneuvered patriots into dangerous positions,” Petrizzo wrote, implying that Stone appeared to be throwing Bannon “under the bus.”
He added, “A neophyte Steve Bannon was willing to try crazy things like this to curry favor with Trump who had a [sic] no interest in Bannon’s bullsh*t.”
Bannon made headlines earlier this month after he stated that the only way to “rescue civilization,” according to conservative podcast host Steve Bannon, is to have more “Judeo-Christian” babies.
Bannon made the comments when Real America’s Voice contributor Ben Harnwell blamed “militant secularization” in France for “the fertility crisis.”
“Europe has an absolute demographic crisis facing it,” Harnwell concluded.
In response, Bannon pointed out that both French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are childless.
“Hey, if you want to save the Judeo-Christian west, if you want to save civilization, start by having babies,” Bannon said. “Simple. Stat there. We’ll train them up. We’ll get it done but let’s start by having babies.”
Bannon made headlines last week after legal experts stated that Bannon appears to be using his criminal case to provide Donald Trump with access to the House Select Committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 insurgency.
After refusing to cooperate with a subpoena, the right-wing podcaster was charged with contempt of Congress, and legal experts believe he’s trying to force investigators to expose who they’ve interviewed and what they’ve said, as well as study private committee conversations.
“There’s no cost to opposing Congress if you can give Congress a black eye for even daring to ask you questions,” said national security attorney Kel McClanahan.
Of course, Bannon has the right to see the evidence against him, but he’s trying to make some of it public by including witness interviews and investigators’ internal communications in court filings, which the Justice Department claims could result in “specific harms” like witness tampering or tainting the jury pool.
“It’s not about trying the case in the media, it’s about making it costly for the committee to go after him,” McClanahan said. “It is graymail, pure and simple: You can’t touch me, because if you do then I’ll spill your secrets.”
News outlets such as Buzzfeed, CNN, and The Washington Post have taken Bannon’s side in the debate and pushed the judge to release the records, but other legal scholars believe the Trump ally is attempting to open the probe in order to assist other witnesses who refuse to comply.
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