1/6 committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said criminal prosecutions were faster than civil proceedings and warned Trump and his cronies that it was now a new world.
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Schiff told CNN’s Jim Acosta when asked about the chances of interviewing Steve Bannon:
I think the odds areactually very good.And if we would go the routeof civil litigation like we hadduring the last to doAdministration because duringthe last administration that Justice department was essentially the needs ofDonald Trump, not represented the public interest. And they didn’t want toProsecute people for cover-upsfor Donald Trump.
But it’s a new world now.We won’t votego the civil way.We are on Tuesday right nowthe night will take upReport on criminal contempt.It will be made upin the House of Representatives. It is sent to the judiciary Public Prosecutor’s Office.
And that’s a lot faster, farmore serious remedy.And the fact that if the justiceDepartment pursues SteveBannon, other witnesses will seeYou will face real consequencesincluding prison time andpotentially heavy fines.That’s a way to comeAttention of people.Bannon is a key witness inits own right, but it is tooimportant to send a message thatthe rule of law is back andpeople have to payAttention.
Chairman ship is an expert. He raised an important point that most of the media misses. Law enforcement is faster. It’s a different process. If the Justice Department acts quickly, and every first clue suggests it, it will not be months or years before Steve Bannon is prosecuted, but weeks.
A US attorney will take the case to a grand jury and indict it.
Disputes and court dates are not dragged out.
It is believed that once Bannon is in a prison cell, he will sing.
There is no longer a DOJ bothering Trump and his pals.
It’s a new world and the 1/6 Committee is restoring the rule of law.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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