'Another layer of pressure': Analyst says Biden just turned up the heat on Bannon to cooperate
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On Friday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," congressional correspondent Ryan Nobles said that President Joe Biden's remarks to reporters that the House should move ahead with a criminal contempt referral for former Trump strategist Steve Bannon could put further pressure on him to cooperate with the January 6 investigation.

"I do think, you know, we should make clear it's not as if the president said that... he is going to instruct the Justice Department to do this, I should say," said Nobles. "He just thinks that they should. Obviously, he is the president and whatever he says weighs pretty heavily."

Nobles then explained how this statement could pile more pressure on Bannon to testify.

"But I do think ... that in the grand scheme of all of this, it also plays back to the Select Committee's long-term strategy here," added Nobles. "Their ultimate goal is not to put Steve Bannon in handcuffs and put him in jail, it's to get the information they are looking for. This is another layer of pressure on Bannon to do just that."

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