Jan. 6 committee vote to approve Steve Bannon criminal contempt report: Live updates

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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack is moving forward to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena. Follow here for the latest news.
Steve Bannon speaks to the media in November 2019. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Steve Bannon, who was President Trump's former White House chief strategist, spoke with Trump in December, urging him to focus on Jan. 6 — the date of the official certification on the Electoral College vote by Congress, according to authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in their book "Peril."

"We're going to bury Biden on January 6th," Bannon is quoted as saying.

Woodward and Costa also reported that Trump called Bannon following his contentious Jan. 6 meeting with then-Vice President Mike Pence, in which the vice president said he does not have the authority to block certification of Joe Biden's win.

In its letter to Bannon, the committee cites communications he had with Trump on December 30, 2020, "and potentially other occasions" in which Bannon…
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