John Dean On How Bannon Is “Up to His Eyeballs” in January 6 and So Is Trump
We begin with the 229 to 202 vote today in the House to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress in which 9 Republicans joined with the Democratic majority. Joining us is John Dean, who was legal counsel to President Nixon during the Watergate scandal, and his Senate testimony helped lead to Nixon’s resignation. Currently a regular political and legal commentator on CNN, he is the New York Times bestselling author of Blind Ambition, Broken Government, Conservatives Without Conscience, Worse Than Watergate, and his latest book, coauthored with Bob Altemeyer, Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers. We discuss the likelihood that Bannon is as John Dean said on CNN, “up to his eyeballs” in the January 6 riot and that “I think he could lead to Trump or those closest to Trump, and I do believe that the indications are that Trump is much more involved in this whole thing than we think he was.” We look into what went on in the war room Bannon set up in the Willard Hotel in Washington on January 5 where he was joined by a top Trump White House aide and Rudy Giuliani in conversation with Trump who was in the White House plotting to have Vice President Pence not certify Biden’s electoral victory.
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