At Strzok Hearing Rep. Swalwell Moves to Subpoena Steve Bannon or Hold Contempt Hearing


During the House Judiciary Committee hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok was, to say the least, chaotic on Thursday. At one point, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) even moved to subpoena ex-Trump administration strategist Steven Bannon.

Amid the most chaotic moments during questioning by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), after Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) stated that Strzok may face contempt charges for refusing to answer a question, Rep. Swalwell brought up Bannon.

“Point of order, Mr. Chairman, will the committee also consider contempt for Mr. Bannon who refused to answer Mr. Gowdy’s questions when he was actually under subpoena,” asked Swalwell, kicking off a second round of parliamentary argumentation.

Later, after a long answer from Strzok to Gowdy that resulted in brief applause from democrats in the hearing, Swalwell went back at Bannon.

“Mr. Chairman, I have a motion, I have a Rule 11 motion, clause 2,” he said. “I move to subpoena Steve Bannon. Mr. Bannon was a witness in the House Intelligence Committee investigation, he was under subpoena, he refused to answer questions by Mr. Gowdy–” he said.

Goodlatte interrupted with more parliamentary debate, before Strzok continued again.

“Mr. Chairman, I move to subpoena Steve Bannon in our House Intelligence investigation he was under subpoena, he refused a number of times to answer questions of Mr. Gowdy. Mr. Gowdy appears to have a sincere interest in getting to the bottom of what happened. So I move under rule 11 to bring Mr. Bannon to this committee.”

He also said “I move now for consideration for Mr. Bannon to be subpoenaed. And if he refuses for contempt proceedings to occur.”

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