Steve Bannon Convicted on Contempt Charges
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According to a report, the federal jury reached a verdict after deliberating for less than three hours.
Prosecutors had argued that the case was “not complicated, but it is important.”
“When it came down to it, he did not want to recognize Congress’s authority or play by the government’s rules,” said assistant U.S. attorney Molly Gaston during her closing argument.
The committee’s subpoena, issued September 23, 2021, ordered Bannon to supply documents by October 7, 2021, and appear for a deposition on October 14, 2021.
Robert Costello, Bannon’s lawyer, had informed the committee that his client wouldn’t be complying because Trump had asserted executive privilege. Costello had also cited an ongoing civil case between Trump and the Jan. 6 committee.
Bannon’s sentencing is scheduled for October 21.