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Bannon Fails to Push Back Criminal Contempt Trial for Refusing Jan. 6 Subpoena

  • Judge won’t move trial despite Trump aide’s offer to testify
  • Bannon’s lawyer bridles at court’s rulings against defense
Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon

Photographer: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg
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Longtime Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon must go on trial next Monday in his criminal contempt case for refusing to cooperate with the congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot, even after he offered to publicly testify.

Bannon had argued that the trial should be delayed by three months because jurors would be influenced by the televised US House hearings on the January 2021 insurrection. Then, over the weekend, he said he would appear before the committee.