After failing to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the disturbance at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6, Steve Bannon was charged on two charges of criminal contempt of Congress on Friday.
- A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., indicted Bannon on one count for his failure to appear for a deposition before Congress, according to Forbes.
- The other count involved Bannon’s failure to hand over documents to the committee, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
- The Jan 6 committee subpoenaed Bannon, who was ab advisor to President Donald Trump, in September, as part of its investigation into the Capitol unrest.
- Bannon claimed he can’t testify before Congress due to executive privilege, notes Forbes.
- The Jan 6 congressional committee accused Bannon of participating in the runup to the Capitol riot by backing Trump’s claims of voter fraud.