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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to two counts of contempt of Congress after he failed to cooperate with the House committee investigating the January 6 storming of the US Capitol. failed – setting up the first legal exposure on a former Trump adviser who refused to participate in the investigation

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Bannon petitioned a court filing Wednesday, waived his right to an indictment scheduled for Thursday.

Bannon, 67, was charged by a federal grand jury on another count for failing to appear for a statement before Congress and for failing to hand over documents—both of which were required by a subpoena.

On Monday morning, Bannon surrendered to the FBI in Washington, DC

If convicted of contempt, he faces up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

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