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November 16, 2021

Steve Bannon turns himself in

By T. Thompson In Latest News with Comments Off on Steve Bannon turns himself in

Former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon surrendered himself to law enforcement to face contempt charges stemming from defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating Jan. 6.

Bannon faces two charges of criminal contempt of Congress, one for failing to appear for a deposition and the other for refusing to provide documents to the committee.

The Department of Justice indicted Bannon on Friday. If convicted, Bannon faces a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a fine of $100 to $1,000.

“Mr. Bannon will comply with our investigation or he will face the consequences. Maybe he’s willing to be a martyr to the disgraceful cause of whitewashing what happened on Jan. 6 — of demonstrating his complete loyalty to the former President,” committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said of Bannon when the Jan. 6 panel first voted to refer him for criminal contempt charges last month.

“So I want other witnesses to understand something very plainly: If you’re thinking of following the path Mr. Bannon has gone down, you’re on notice that this is what you’ll face,” Thompson added.

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Trump ally Bannon taken into custody on contempt charges

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