Steve Bannon is facing trial for his refusal to cooperate with the House Select Committee investigation of the attack on Congress in January, but his court date won’t hit until next summer, and in the meantime, he’s made bail and is free to use his War Room podcast to promote a right-wing political agenda, along with propaganda about the 2020 election and the pandemic.
The Daily Beast reports that in his latest episode, he went beyond propaganda with a promise of a ‘takeover’ of the United States election system, as well as decertification of the 2020 election that Donald Trump lost. (Trump allies and supporters have been claiming since the results were declared that the election would somehow be undone, even after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, and that Trump would resume his place in the White House.)
“We are going to get [the 2020 election results] decertified,” Bannon declared, asserting, “And guess what, we are going to take over the election apparatus.”
This immediately follows on the heels of another Trump ally, Roger Stone — this is the ally who Trump freed from prison and pardoned after he was convicted of making false statements to Congress and tampering with witnesses in order to protect Trump — pointing the finger at Bannon regarding the January attack.
According to Salon, Stone addressed this on his Telegram account, where he suggested that Bannon was likely the person who gave the order to shift from political rally to violent attack. The accusation seemed to be an outcry of rivalry for Trump’s love as he declared, “A neophyte Steve Bannon was willing to try crazy things like this to curry favor with Trump who had no interest in Bannon’s bulls***.”
“It is highly likely that Bannon really gave the order to breach the [Capitol] and maneuvered patriots into dangerous positions,” Stone, alleged. Stone himself has used his physical absence from the Capitol grounds that day as evidence of his own innocence, although he has also refused to testify before Congress on grounds of potential self-incrimination.
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