AS EXPECTED, Steve Bannon, an ally and adviser to former President Trump, was convicted after being slapped with contempt of Congress charges for refusing to testify before the partisan January 6 Committee. The prosecution of Trump officials highlights biases against Republicans, and this transcends politics. Like Bannon, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder ignored a congressional subpoena of documents related to the infamous Fast and Furious scandal.
Politico reported that even 17 Democrats voted for a criminal contempt resolution, totaling 255 votes. Responding to the congressional charges, Holder claimed the vote was “politically motivated” because of an “election year.” Similarly, he dismissed the investigation of the Obama administration’s mishap of giving over 2,000 weapons to drug cartels in Mexico. As The Heritage Foundation reported, these weapons caused the deaths of Mexican citizens and a border patrol agent.
One cannot help but wonder whether democrats — Hunter Biden, Eric Holder, Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Hillary Clinton, and Biden, himself — enjoy protections that are not enjoyed by Republicans, let alone everyday citizens. Democrats hailed former President Obama when he asserted “executive privilege” to deny Congress access to Fast and Furious-related documents. But suddenly, President Trump and Steve Bannon cannot enjoy the same privileges?
There is something unarguably wrong with our Justice Department. It is a shame that it is allowing itself to be used by the partisan hacks of the J6 Committee, despite the committee’s extensive record of violating basic principles of judicial processes.
Luis Cornelio is the English Editor-in-Chief at El American. After graduating cum laude from the Colin Powell School for Civil and Global Leadership, he went on to intern at the Heritage Foundation. Most recently he served on President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, writing research articles on topics including law and order, immigration, and the Supreme Court. He also currently works as the Director of Communications for Got Freedom and researcher for the election integrity watchdog Amistad Project. A Dominican-American, he was granted U.S. citizenship in February 2020.
// Luis Cornelio es el English Editor-in-Chief de El American. Después de graduarse cum laude de la Escuela Colin Powell de Liderazgo Civil y Global, pasó a ser pasante de la Heritage Foundation. Recientemente, participó en la campaña de reelección del presidente Donald Trump escribiendo artículos de investigación sobre temas como la ley y el orden, la inmigración y la Corte Suprema. Actualmente trabaja como director de Comunicaciones de Got Freedom y es investigador para el grupo de integridad electoral, el Amistad Project. Un dominicano-americano, se le otorgó la ciudadanía americana en febrero de 2020.