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Stephen K. Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress



This news story was published on November 12, 2021.
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Bannon, via Fox news

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Stephen K. Bannon was indicted today by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Bannon, 67, is charged with one contempt count involving his refusal to appear for a deposition and another involving his refusal to produce documents, despite a subpoena from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol. An arraignment date has not yet been set in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

“Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “Today’s charges reflect the department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.”

“As detailed in the indictment, on Sept. 23, 2021, the Select Committee issued a subpoena to Mr. Bannon,” said U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves for the District of Columbia. “The subpoena required him to appear and produce documents to the Select Committee, and to appear for a deposition before the Select Committee. According to the indictment, Mr. Bannon refused to appear to give testimony as required by subpoena and refused to produce documents in compliance with a subpoena.”

In its subpoena, the Select Committee said it had reason to believe that Bannon had information relevant to understanding events related to Jan. 6. Bannon, formerly a Chief Strategist and Counselor to the President, has been a private citizen since departing the White House in 2017.

Each count of contempt of Congress carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a fine of $100 to $1,000. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The case is being prosecuted by the Public Corruption and Civil Rights Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

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36 Responses to Stephen K. Bannon indicted for contempt of Congress

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 23, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    If you own a business FIRE all democrats!!!

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2021 at 8:06 am

    I wonder if ‘Congress’ thought this through to the end. Steve Bannon is not some vulnerable Jan 6th Trump rally attendee with no access to skeletons. Bannon will bite back. Pelosi will regret this.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Republicans are taking back this great nation Trump 2024 MAGA.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Come back President Trump before it’s too late!!!

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2021 at 7:16 am

    America can rebuild with Trump’s leadership!

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2021 at 7:16 am

    WE NEED TRUMP BACK TODAY IF WE WANT TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY!

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Only in Washington can you promise to “control healthcare costs” by slapping a 95% tax on prescription drugs! Seniors and those with pre-existing conditions deserve affordable drugs. Say NO to this backwards tax on medicines!!

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2021 at 7:15 am

    If we had Trump in the White House instead of old demented Joe, he would never have left our people behind.!!

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 15, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Mason City changing mascot name. I would recommend Indians, Redskins, or the Mason City Braves would be good

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 14, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    I have never seen a bigger group of crybabies then republicans’!

  11. Mitch Harddy Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    “Contempt of Congress”? Is that even a law? The whole “insurrection” is such a stretch and a joke anyway. But look how the treat all the looters and rioters, causing millions in damages over shot or detained or overdosed criminals.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 15, 2021 at 8:31 am

      Yes, it is a law but the trumplicans and the Republicans don’t think it applies to them. We will see.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 15, 2021 at 7:23 pm

        They are just following the precedent set by Hitler y Clinton. Can’t remember, doesn’t show up, shows up when she wants, erases government property(VERY ILLEGAL), e-mails classified documents to unauthorized people, uses unsecure private e-mail server, sends government documents on private phone. How long did she get locked up for?

        Democrats, the party of hypocrisy.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    DEMOCRAT SOCIALISTS COMMUNISTS “DICTATORS…DON’T ALLOW HUMOR!!! LAUGHTER AND HAPPINESS IS NOT ALLOWED EITHER!!! ONLY GLOOM AND DOOM IS ALLOWED! DEMOCRATS ARE “DEBBIE DOWNERS!” KICK THEM OUT OF GOVERNMENT…WE’LL ALL BE HAPPIER, FOR SURE!

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    The Left media are our top terrorist group! And, they have the full support and input of our DemocRAT government! Isn’t that comforting?

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Big Whoop. They won’t get anything out of him except a revolt.

  15. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2021 at 6:40 am

    Put him the trump wing at United States Penitentiary Coleman II.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 13, 2021 at 10:23 am

      That be the Clinton section, where Epstein was

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 13, 2021 at 2:24 pm

        ANYONE LINKED TO . OBAMAS OR CLINTON’S. ARE COMMUNIST. THE ONLY AGENDA IS TO DESTROY AMERICA. WAKE THE HELL UP..

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 14, 2021 at 7:44 am

          You’re an idiot.

          • Anonymous

            November 14, 2021 at 1:13 pm

            says the lib

          • Anonymous

            November 14, 2021 at 3:24 pm

            No, says your mama.

  16. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 13, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Fat Ass Orange Man is next!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 13, 2021 at 10:23 am

      For what?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 13, 2021 at 2:22 pm

        Liberals can’t handle the truth- even when it slaps them in the face.

  17. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 12, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Lock him up and throw away the key!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 13, 2021 at 10:22 am

      Why?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        November 13, 2021 at 11:39 am

        Inciting a insurrection against the USA.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 13, 2021 at 2:22 pm

          AWWWW COME ON MAN!?!
          YOU BUNCH OF THIN SKIN LIBERALS, PLEASE TAKE YOUR PANTIES OUT,,,THAT’S UP YOUR CRAWL SPACE,,OR GO GET BIGGER ONES,,,BECAUSE IT’S AFFECTING YOUR COMMON SENSE “MAN”!!
          EVERYTHING OFFENDS Y’ALL!!
          LOL OK,,LIGHTEN UP OK!?! “MAN”!!

  18. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 12, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Political prosecution is an everyday occurrence in this banana republic.
    Between the Marxist democrats, RINIO republicans, and billionaire funded media this country is going to HELL fast.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 13, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      IMPEACH BIDEN GO AFTER EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE RUSSIAN COLLUSION THE ELECTION FRAUD! WHY ISN’T ANYTHING EVER DONE?

  19. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 12, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Can’t wait for the GOP to be in control

  20. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 12, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Political show trial.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 15, 2021 at 7:26 pm

      So is the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.

  21. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Just from what I have been reading, most people have contempt for Congress.

  22. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 12, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Why do old white guys get fake tans??? He looks ridiculous.