Group Files Amicus Brief To Void January 6 Select Committee Case Against Bannon

( — On Wednesday, June 26, America First Legal (AFL) filed an amicus brief on behalf of House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Barry Loudermilk. The brief argues that the January 6 Select Committee was illegal.

If this is true, then the committee had no authority to issue a congressional subpoena, therefore, former White House strategist Steve Bannon would not have been legally required to comply with it. Bannon is scheduled to begin his 4-month prison sentence on July 1.

Loudermilk’s subcommittee has been investigating security failures leading up to and on January 6, 2021. However, they are also investigating the creation, operation and results of the January 6 Select Committee. He says that the J6 committee misled the American people, and their work has been conducted outside the “bounds of legitimacy.”

He has also accused them of suppressing evidence, deleting key files, and intentionally misleading Congress and the American people. Furthermore, Loudermilk asserts that his subcommittee has found they have no regard for transparency or House rules. He argues they have worked in the interests of protecting a preconceived narrative, and they were only interested in framing President Trump and Republicans.

While just last month a federal appeals court upheld Bannon’s conviction, now the Supreme Court must review the new amicus brief and make a decision on that after appropriate consideration. If they accept the arguments made in the brief as true, it could mean immediate changes for Bannon’s situation. His conviction could be entirely overturned, or his case could be remanded to a lower court. There could also be broader effects on the current polarized political climate and set precedents for future investigations.

As his sentence was set to begin on July 1, Steve Bannon has already surrendered to federal prison. The Supreme court needs time to consider the brief, along with any other relevant documents and arguments. They may also be considering the arguments presented by the parties involved in the case, including Bannon and the prosecution. There is currently no estimated date for their decision.

Loudermilk has said that the Select Committee failed to comply with the rules governing their own procedures. He added that would invalidate not only the prosecution of Bannon but any of their other criminal prosecutions.

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