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Ex-Trump Aide Steve Bannon Indicted for Contempt of Congress

  • Former Trump adviser faces two counts in big test for Garland
  • Bannon’s lawyer says he is seeking clarification of law
Steve Bannon
Steve BannonPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Longtime Donald Trump adviser Stephen Bannon was indicted for defying subpoenas by the special congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, a major move by the Justice Department to compel cooperation by the former president’s associates.

Bannon is charged with two counts of contempt, the Justice Department said in a statement on Friday: one for his refusal to appear for a deposition and another involving his refusal to produce documents. An arraignment date hasn’t been set. Bannon declined to comment.