December 5, 2021

Jan. 6 House select committee says it’s open to granting immunity to some witnesses

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 has signaled it is willing to grant some witnesses immunity in exchange for sharing information, according to a member of the panel.

Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin told CNN on Saturday that

“I’m not speaking in any particular case,” Raskin said about offering immunity.

“But as one member of the committee, I would say if someone says, ‘I think I might be incriminating myself under the Constitution, under the Fifth Amendment,’ we have a privilege against self-incrimination. So we would say, ‘You tell us everything you know and we will not use against you any of that information,'” he added.

Raskin also noted an attempt against a 134-year old law to prevent another event like the one on Jan. 6 from taking place again.

Former Trump associate Steve Bannon refused to comply with a subpoena against him from the committee. If convicted, he could face prison time or up to $100,000 in fines.

Bannon has argued he did not work for the Trump administration during or near the time of Jan. 6 and should not be required to respond.

The battle will continue as Pelosi and friends extend their witch hunt against Trump and his supporters well in to 2022 and beyond.

 

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