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Steve Bannon faces New York state indictment, will turn himself in, sources say
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Steve Bannon faces New York state indictment, will turn himself in, sources say

Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump's advisers, faces an indictment on state charges in New York and will turn himself in, two sources close to Bannon confirmed to CBS News late Tuesday night.The details of the charges were not immediately clear. The New York District Attorney's Office declined to comment late Tuesday.   The news of Bannon's upcoming indictment was first reported by The Washington Post, which said Bannon will turn himself in on Thursday. "Just days after being swatted three different times by deranged thugs from New York City inspired by the Biden Administration to assassinate me by police, the Soros-backed DA has now decided to pursue phony charges against me 60 days before the midterm election because WarRoom is ...
Steve Bannon guilty of criminal contempt of Congress
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Steve Bannon guilty of criminal contempt of Congress

Washington — Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's one-time top campaign aide and chief White House strategist, has been found guilty of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena for documents and testimony issued by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.A jury of 12 Washington, D.C., residents convicted Bannon after less than three hours of deliberation. Bannon did not testify in his own defense and faces a maximum of one year in prison for each of the two counts. He will not be detained pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Oct. 21. The Justice Department charged Bannon with contempt after the House of Representatives voted to send a criminal referral for his non-complianc...
Bannon trial: Top lawyer for House Jan. 6 committee says it is “very unusual” to outright ignore Congressional subpoenas
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Bannon trial: Top lawyer for House Jan. 6 committee says it is “very unusual” to outright ignore Congressional subpoenas

Washington – The government in former top Trump strategist Steve Bannon's criminal contempt trial rested Wednesday afternoon after a day and a half of arguments.  The chief counsel for the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol told jurors that it's "very unusual" for witnesses who receive a congressional subpoena to outright fail to comply, and the committee viewed its referral of Bannon to the Justice Department for criminal contempt of Congress a "very serious step." Kristin Amerling said the committee wanted information from Bannon on 17 key topic areas –  ranging from his communications with former President Donald Trump to his knowledge of coordination between right-wing extremist groups in carrying out the attack – and needed it fast. ...