Steve Bannon is 'low-hanging fruit' -- and Congress wants to 'make an example of him': CNN's Gloria Borger
Stephen Bannon (Screen cap).

On Thursday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," political analyst Gloria Borger said that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol are likely to throw the book at former Trump adviser Steve Bannon as a warning to anyone else trying to defy their subpoenas.

"Steve Bannon was the one saying all hell was going to break lose tomorrow," said anchor Erin Burnett. "He was not hiding in the corner of Facebook and not known by the FBI. He was saying this. It's clear he does not want to cooperate."

"Right, I spoke with a source and they're thinking this," said Borger. "Steve Bannon is an unsympathetic figure, he's low-hanging fruit. He's the person at least claim to have executive privilege since he did not work in the White House. It's their way of showing that if they're going to be this serious about Steve Bannon and charge him with criminal contempt, potentially, then they're going to be serious with everyone else."

Borger then outlined why throwing the book at Bannon will lead to a domino effect among other Trump allies.

"They believe it's going to encourage other people with whom they are speaking to cooperate in one form or another," continued Borger. "The attorneys, for example, for Kash Patel and Mark Meadows are speaking with committee attorneys, will they be able to come up with some sort of arrangement that would get more documents, that will get some more testimony? This will show them maybe they should. Don't forget, they got a lot of stuff already... the DOJ has a lot to say already. So they need Steve Bannon, yes, but they also want to make an example of Steve Bannon too."

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Gloria Borger says Congress will "make an example" of Steve Bannon