Biden orders prosecution of Trump's allies snubbing Jan.6 House panel

Joe Biden

President Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden has told the Justice Department to prosecute people rejecting subpoena by a congressional select committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.

“I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable,” Biden said.

He declared his position when asked by reporters at the White House about those defying the subpoenas issued by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the riot.

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Asked whether he believed the Justice Department should prosecute those defying subpoenas, Biden said, “I do, yes.”

The committee said on Thursday it would convene a business meeting on Tuesday to vote on adopting a contempt report against Steve Bannon, a longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump.

It said Bannon had refused to cooperate with its investigation.