Steve Bannon Indicted for Criminal Contempt of Congress

The Justice Department announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress.

“Stephen K. Bannon was indicted today by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol,” said the DOJ.

If sentenced, Bannon could face a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a fine of $100 to $1,000 for each contempt of congress charge.

Bannon is the first person to face charges resulting from the select committee’s probe of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

“Today’s charges reflect the Department’s steadfast commitment to these principles,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Bannon is expected to turn himself to law enforcement on Monday and appear in court.


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