New resolution seeks to rescind ‘illegitimate J6 committee’ subpoenas for Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro

by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

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Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., filed a resolution that could prevent former Trump advisor Steve Bannon from going to jail and clear Peter Navarro’s name. 

Massie and two of his colleagues, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., and Rep. Eric Burlinson, R-Mo., introduced the legislation.

It is aimed at “rescinding the subpoenas issued by the January 6th Select Committee on September 23, 2021, October 6, 2021, and February 9, 2022, and withdrawing the recommendations finding Stephen K. Bannon, Mark Randall Meadows, Daniel Scavino, Jr., and Peter K. Navarro in contempt of Congress.”

In his X thread, Massie stated, “Time is of the essence. Speaker Johnson should immediately bring this resolution to the floor for a vote!”

He also named a long list of co-sponsors who supported the Resolution. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted in favor of the move and called out former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for violating House rules. 

She wrote, “Now, our Republican-led House must nullify any actions taken by the illegitimate J6 committee.”

“We must also hold the J6 Committee members accountable for the destruction of the committee’s records,” Greene added. 

Rep. Andy Biggs agreed. He posted about the situation, noting, “The illegitimately constructed and biased January 6th Committee must be held accountable for its pursuit of political opponents.”

Trump advisor Peter Navarro is currently serving a four-month prison sentence. 

Earlier this month he was interviewed by Breitbart while imprisoned. Navarro stated, “I’m the first senior White House official ever to be convicted of contempt of Congress.”

“I’m guilty of nothing more than defending the Constitutional separation of powers and George Washington’s doctrine of executive privilege against a Democrat lawfare attack,” he continued. 

He drew parallels between his case and the recent felony conviction against President Trump, raising concerns about political imprisonment. 

“In both my case and Donald Trump, this was not equal justice under law but unrestrained lawfare designed to interfere with the 2024 election,” he added.

In addition, Trump advisor Steve Bannon recently owned the “political prisoner” status. 

RSBN reported that Bannon was ordered to serve a four-month prison sentence after being convicted on two counts of Contempt of Congress. 

Bannon noted during an interview with Tucker Carlson, “I served my country on a Navy destroyer and in my seventies, I’ll serve my country in a federal prison,” per RSBN.

He added, “If I have to be a political prisoner, I’ll be a political prisoner.”

If passed, this resolution nullifying the January 6th Select Committee’s recommendations to hold those who refused to testify against President Trump during the January 6 hearings in Contempt of Congress could end Navarro’s sentence and prevent Bannon from having to serve as a “political prisoner.” Bannon is currently required to report to prison on July 1.

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