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Professor William C. Banks Helps CNN Explain Steve Bannon 1/6 Subpoena

Posted on Wednesday 10/20/2021
William C. Banks

College of Law Professor Emeritus William C. Banks was interviewed by CNN on Oct. 19, 2021, about former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon being held in contempt of a subpoena by the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks on the Capitol. 

His interviews were seen during The Lead with Jake Tapper and The Situation Room—watch an ABC syndication of the interview.

Explains Banks, "We can go up and down the federal court hierarchy multiple times—so, District Court, Court of Appeals, and even the United States Supreme Court could potentially hear one of these cases. 

"Historically, one of the remarkable things about the clash between the executive and the legislature in this kind of setting, involving executive privilege and congressional demands for information, is that almost all of the time the parties have negotiated a settlement."