Trump ally Steve Bannon surrenders on charges stemming from Jan. 6
Stephen Bannon, White House Chief Strategy Officer, speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor (Maryland), February 23, 2017.
Steve Bannon, former Trump advisor, turned himself in Monday to Washington, D.C. federal authorities, where he will face criminal charges following defiance of a subpoena issued by lawmakers looking into the Capitol Invasion.
Bannon (67) was indicted for two counts of contempt against Congress after he refused to submit documents or sit down to a deposition during that investigation.
Contempt of Congress counts as a misdemeanor, punishable with up to one year imprisonment and a maximum penalty of $100,000
Bannon is one example of a long list of ex-Presidents. Donald Trump‘s associates called to cooperate with the bipartisan House select committee’s probe of Jan. 6, when hundreds of Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol and temporarily stopped Congress from confirming President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
Select committee chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and vice chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said Friday they are considering contempt proceedings against another Trump ally — former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows — for failing to comply with their subpoena.
Rep. Adam Schiff of D-Calif. was another committee member and stated Sunday, “a criminal contempt referral for Meadows is already in the works.
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