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A federal judge on Tuesday set a July 18 hearing date for former Trump strategist Steve Bannon after a January 6 indictment of not complying with a House committee investigating the Capitol, determining whether contempt of Congress trials were held. What could happen if other former Trump officials also choose not to cooperate with the committee.

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Bannon was charged last month on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena, which allowed him to turn over documents and testify as part of the January 6 storming of the US Capitol. ordered to be given.

Bannon has pleaded not guilty, and claims that executive privilege exempts him from cooperating with investigators.

DC District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, said he hope The trial will run for two weeks, with the trial deadline putting it at the center of campaigning ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

If convicted of contempt, Bannon could face up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

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