Amicus Brief Challenges Legitimacy Of January 6 Committee’s Case Against Bannon

An amicus brief has been filed by America First Legal (AFL) supporting Stephen K. Bannon’s emergency stay application to the Supreme Court. Bannon seeks to delay his prison sentence, which is set to begin on July 1. The brief, filed on behalf of Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), Chairman of the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, argues that the January 6 Select Committee was illegitimate and calls for the invalidation of its report against Bannon, as well as his release pending further appeals.

Rep. Loudermilk asserts that the January 6 Committee violated House rules and resolutions that govern its procedures, making it unlawfully constituted. He believes this brief will hold the committee accountable and nullify their actions. Loudermilk’s subcommittee has been investigating the security failures on January 6, 2021, and the formation and operations of the partisan January 6 Committee.

In a statement shared by AFL, Loudermilk criticized the committee’s actions over the past year and a half: “My Subcommittee has uncovered concerning misconduct by the Democrats’ former January 6 Select Committee. They suppressed evidence, deleted key files, and intentionally misled Congress and the American people to protect a preconceived narrative.”

Loudermilk contends that the committee’s failure to adhere to its own procedural rules invalidates Bannon’s prosecution for not appearing for a deposition, as well as any related criminal prosecution. He argues that the committee’s work was conducted outside the bounds of legitimacy and transparency.

Speaking to the Daily Caller before filing the brief, Loudermilk said, “We have resoundingly discovered that they were not completely truthful with the American people. They had little regard for House rules and no regard for transparency. They suppressed key pieces of evidence, cherry-picked evidence that supported their narrative, and played a 20 million dollar blame-game to frame President Trump and Republicans.”

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