John Dean Says Trump Deeply Linked To Insurrection, And Bannon Can Bare All
Watergate key figure John Dean believes that former White House strategist Steve Bannon was "to his eyeballs" in the January 6 uprising, and he can show just how deeply a role Donald Trump played.
That is why it is so important for the House of Representatives electoral committee investigating the insurrection to interview Bannon, Dean Jim Acosta told CNN on Saturday.
"We have to be careful about what conclusions we draw from the no-show or the no-testimony," warned Dean, referring to Bannon's bold decision - at Trump's insistence - to ignore a subpoena from the committee that was due to be testified earlier this week. "But I think Bannon is up to his eyeballs" in the January 6th riot. "I think he's an important witness," added Dean.
"I think it could lead to Trump or Trump's neighbors, and I think there are signs that Trump is much more involved in this whole thing than we think," said Dean, who is Richard's adviser to the White House served Nixon before attacking him over the Watergate scandal.
"I think this committee is determined" to get answers, Dean said. "I hope, Jim, they get their actions together and use the powers they have that are inherent forces of contempt," added Dean.
Committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) Announced Thursday that the panel would bring criminal disregard charges against Bannon.
View Dean's full interview in the video clip above. He speaks about Bannon and Trump's alleged behind-the-scenes involvement in the January 6 uprising from 3:25 a.m.
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