The Commission of Inquiry into the deadly Capitol storming on January 6 wants former President Donald Trump's adviser Steve Bannon to be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.

Bannon refuses to show up for a committee hearing.

The House of Representatives will vote on the charges on Thursday.

The House of Representatives is likely to vote as it is dominated by President Biden's Democratic party.

"It's unfortunate that Mr. Bannon is pushing us into this position. But we won't settle for 'no' for an answer," said committee chair Bennie Thompson.

Bannon's lawyer has not responded.

At the end of his presidency, Trump pardoned Bannon.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Trump is going to court to block the release of documents about the storming of the Capitol.

According to Trump, he has the privilege to keep sensitive documents secret and his former advisers would not have to testify under that privilege about his role during the events of that day.

Bannon has announced through his lawyer that he is awaiting the outcome of that lawsuit.


Why Trump Doesn't Want Capitol Documents Released

Get to the bottom of it

In a meeting on Tuesday, Republican Liz Cheney, the committee's vice chair, said that "Mr. Bannon and Mr. Trump's privileged arguments show one thing: They suggest that President Trump was personally involved in planning and executing the Capitol— storming. We're going to get to the bottom of that."

The committee's report said Bannon knew in advance of the "extreme events" of January 6, when Congress was scheduled to formalize Joe Biden's election win.

Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, killing four.

The next day, a police officer succumbed to his injuries.

Bannon said in a podcast on January 5, 2021 that "all hell would break loose" the day after.

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