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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

(WISH) — A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

Bannon, 67, was indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from “his failure to comply with a subpoena” that was issued by the House Select Committee while investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

He’s charged with one contempt count for his refusal to appear for a deposition and another count for his refusal to produce documents despite the subpoena.

In its subpoena, the House Select Committee said there was reason to believe that Bannon had information about the events of Jan. 6.

Bannon was formerly a chief strategist and counselor to the President, and he has been a private citizen since leaving the White House in 2017, the DOJ said.

Each count carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year behind bars, as well as a fine of $100 to $1,000.

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