He had been refusing to appear for months, which earned him criminal contempt charges.
A podcast recorded the day before the assault in which Mr. Bannon could be heard discussing a possible revolution aroused the committee’s suspicions.
His decision to testify was communicated in a letter from his lawyer last Saturday. Bannon’s about-face comes as the committee responsible for shedding light on the events of January 6, 2021 prepares to broadcast
some of the most striking revelations against Trump this week.
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Bannon refused to testify before the commission, arguing that his testimony is protected by the
executive privilege that Donald Trump has claimed.
The committee finds this defense dubious because Trump fired Bannon from the White House in 2017 and was a private citizen under the law when acting as an adviser to the then-president at the time. occurred the riot of January 6, 2021.
Tuesday’s hearing will focus on the preparation and planning of the insurgency by supremacist groups such as the Proud Boysthem Oath Keepers and the Three Percentersand will also highlight testimony gathered on Friday by former White House adviser Pat Cipollone.
As for Bannon’s trial on his two criminal charges, it will take place on July 18.