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Schiff: ‘Likely’ That Steve Bannon Will Face Contempt Charges

The House Intelligence Democrat said that the committee is united in wanting to force Bannon to answer questions.

By NTK Staff | 02.16.2018 @10:46am

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, predicted that the committee would charge former White House strategist and Breitbart executive Steve Bannon with contempt at the Council on Foreign Relations on Friday.

“I think it is likely that [Bannon will] face a contempt citation,” Schiff told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.

The House Intelligence ranking member said that Republicans and Democrats on the committee were united in anger at Bannon’s outright refusal to answer questions relevant to the Russia investigation. Republicans are “committed” to holding Bannon accountable, Schiff added.

“If the committee takes ‘no’ for an answer, it will not only impair our own investigation, but it will impair all future congressional investigations,” he told the event.

Schiff called Bannon’s reasoning for refusing to answer questions “absurd,” saying the White House gave Bannon a set of approximately 25 questions to answer.

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