Key Watergate figure John Dean is convinced that former White House strategist Steve Bannon is “up to his eye” during the January 6 insurgency and can reveal just how much Donald Trump has also played an important role.
That’s why it’s so essential that the House select committee investigating the insurgency interview Bannon, Dean told Jim Acosta on CNN on Saturday.
“We have to be careful of the inferences we draw from non-appearance or non-testimony,” Dean warned, referring to Bannon’s bold decision to ignore – at Trump’s request – a subpoena to appear before a court. committee to testify earlier this week. âBut I think Bannon is up to his eyesâ during the January 6 riot. âI think he’s a vital witness,â Dean added.
âI think it could lead to Trump or his relatives, and I think everything indicates that Trump is much more involved in all of this than we think,â said Dean, who served as Richard’s legal advisor at the White House. Nixon before turning on him over the Watergate scandal.
“I think this committee is determined” to get answers, Dean said. “I hope, Jim, that they pull themselves together and use the power they have, which are powers inherent in contempt” to suppress Bannon, Dean added.
Committee chair Representative Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) Announced Thursday that the panel would seek criminal contempt charges against Bannon.
Check out Dean’s full interview in the video clip at the top. He talks about Bannon and Trump’s alleged involvement behind the scenes of the Jan.6 insurgency from 3:25 p.m.