Trump ally Steve Bannon surrenders on contempt charges over Jan. 6 Capitol riot probe

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  • Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has surrendered to federal officials in Washington, DC, where he faces criminal charges after defying a summons from lawmakers investigating the deadly Capitol invasion.
  • Bannon, 67, was charged with two counts of contempt of Congress after he refused to produce documents and sit for a statement as part of that investigation.

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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon surrendered to federal officials on Monday in Washington, DC, where he faces criminal charges after defying a summons from lawmakers investigating the deadly Capitol invasion.

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Bannon, 67, was charged with two counts of contempt of Congress after he refused to produce documents and sit for a statement as part of that investigation.

Each count of contempt of Congress is a crime punishable by up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000.

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Bannon is just one name on a growing list of former President Donald Trump aides who were called on to cooperate with a bipartisan House select committee’s January 6 investigation after hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and temporarily Barred Congress from ratifying President Joe Biden’s victory. 2020 election.

Select committee chairman Benny Thompson, D-Miss., and vice president Liz Cheney, R-Vy., said Friday they held contempt against another Trump aide — former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. are contemplating proceedings – for failing to comply with his summons. ,

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., another committee member, said Sunday that a criminal contempt referral to Meadows is already in the works.

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