Jan. 6 Committee To Seek Criminal Charges Against Steve Bannon

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The select committee will vote next week on "adopting a contempt report," triggering a process that could end with Bannon paying a fine or behind bars.
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack will move forward with criminal charges against Steve Bannon, an adviser to former President Donald Trump who is openly defying a subpoena, committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Thursday.

Bannon risks paying a fine or spending up to a year behind bars for refusing to cooperate with the panel's demands for information about conversations he may have had with Trump around the time of the rioting. He missed a deadline last week, and refused to appear Thursday for a hearing.

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"The Select Committee will not tolerate the defiance of our subpoenas," Thompson said in a statement.

The committee is scheduled to convene next week to vote on "adopting a contempt report." If that vote succeeds, the report would be referred to the full House. Then, if it passed, it would be certified by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and sent to the Washington, D.C., district attorney, who would bring the matter before a grand jury.

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