The Bannon Bamboozle

Today’s January 6 Committee hearing was moved from 10 my time to high noon so I thought I’d squeeze in a short Dipshit Insurrection related post.

Steve Bannon tried to pull a fast one. It only worked with the MSM. There were headlines all over the internet about Bannon “offering” to testify to the committee. It was all a blustery bullshitty bamboozle.

Bannon hasn’t produced any documents and tried to set the terms for his testimony. He wants to be on live teevee. Hostile witnesses who are indicted for contempt don’t get to do that. Sloppy Steve did it for the headlines. It was never a serious offer.

The Bannon Bamboozle was also an attempt to not have to go to trial on criminal contempt charges. The DOJ isn’t buying it:

“With his trial on contempt of Congress charges set to begin next week, Steve Bannon set off a last-minute flurry of news reports and legal filings by claiming he was finally prepared to testify to the Jan. 6 Committee.

The Justice Department was having none of it, acidly remarking in a filing late Sunday night that Bannon’s offer was “not a genuine effort to meet his obligations but a last-ditch attempt to avoid accountability.”

Shorter DOJ: Keep your shirts on, Steve. The trial is scheduled for July 18.

I believe Dino has something to say about the MSM and Sloppy Steve:

One more thing before I go.

I had a moment of Watergate geek last night. Lawrence O’Donnell had Alexander Butterfield on The Last Word. He’s best known as the witness who revealed Nixon’s taping system to a startled nation.

Butterfield is 96 years old, but he looks great. His voice was a bit unsteady but he’s as sharp as a tack.

The last word goes to Lawrence and Alexander. It’s the first segment of the show:

I’ll be back later with a hearing recap.

One thought on “The Bannon Bamboozle

  1. SURE Bannon can testify on live TV…after he’s strapped securely to a chair, with electrodes attached to various sensitive bits of his body, ready for high-voltage shocks in response to lies and evasion.

    I’d watch the shit out of that.

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