Contempt conviction of Steve Bannon hailed by committee 1/6 | Crime and courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, was found guilty on Friday of contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6 uprising at the US Capitol. Committee leaders called the verdict a “victory for the rule of law”.

Bannon, 68, was found guilty after a four-day trial in federal court on two counts: one of refusing to appear for a deposition and the other of refusing to provide documents in response at the subpoena of the committee. The jury of 8 men and 4 women deliberated for just under three hours.

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