Steve Bannon convicted of contempt of Congress for defying Capitol attack subpoena

Saturday - 23/07/2022 07:15
Jury finds former Trump adviser guilty on two counts of criminal contempt for refusing to appear before House committee
Steve Bannon arrives at court in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Jemal Countess/UPI/Rex/Shutterstock
Steve Bannon arrives at court in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Jemal Countess/UPI/Rex/Shutterstock

Steve Bannon, the former top strategist to Donald Trump, was convicted on Friday in his contempt of Congress trial - a victory for the House January 6 select committee that referred him for prosecution as it continues to investigate the former president’s role in the Capitol attack.

The jury in federal court took less than three hours to return its verdict and found Bannon guilty on two contempt charges stemming from his refusal to comply last year with a subpoena in the congressional investigation seeking documents and testimony.

Bannon, 68, wearing a dark blazer over two gray collared shirts, showed little emotion as the jury found him guilty. After the trial judge left the courtroom, Bannon talked lightheartedly with his lawyers before walking out into the scorching Washington summer heat.

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