Jan. 6 committee to recommend criminal contempt citation for Trump adviser Steve Bannon

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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will vote next Tuesday to hold former Trump strategist Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress as a consequence of him not complying with a subpoena.
WASHINGTON — The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will vote next Tuesday to hold Trump political adviser Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena.

Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said in a statement that Bannon has declined to cooperate with the committee and is instead "hiding behind the former President's insufficient, blanket, and vague statements regarding privileges he has purported to invoke."

"We reject his position entirely. The Select Committee will not tolerate defiance of our subpoenas, so we must move forward with proceedings to refer Mr. Bannon for criminal contempt," said Thompson, who said that the vote is scheduled for Tuesday evening.

A lawyer for Bannon said in a letter to the committee Wednesday that the former White…
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