Bannon contempt evidence is 'overwhelming' — and he'll go down if the DOJ takes action: Watergate's John Dean
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On CNN Tuesday, former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean said that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon is in serious legal danger after the congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack voted to advance a criminal contempt referral.

"I want to read something that Congressman Adam Schiff, a member of the select committee, just tweeted," said anchor Anderson Cooper. "He wrote, 'Steve Bannon was given every opportunity to comply with the lawful subpoena. He chose, instead, to make specious claims of executive privilege. Tonight, we voted to hold him in criminal contempt. Despite what he and Trump may believe, no one is above the law.' What do you make of that?"

"Well, I think it's very accurate," said Dean. "I'm surprised that Bannon is — is as blatant as he is. He is working with an attorney who certainly knows what's happening and understands it. But yet, they have decided to make a stance that I don't think is going to withstand the test. There are very few arguments that can be made. They're highly technical. And if the Department of Justice — which I think will happen — proceeds to go forward and take this to a grand jury, there will be an indictment forthcoming. And he will be facing misdemeanor charges. He's got — there's an overwhelming case against him."

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John Dean says the case against Steve Bannon is "overwhelming"