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Steve Bannon’s ‘Misdemeanor From Hell’ on Jan. 6 Charges Goes to Trial

  • Trump adviser faces contempt charges related to Jan. 6 panel
  • Defense wants to strike letters unless Thompson testifies
Steve Bannon speaks to members of the media while departing from federal court in Washington in March.
Steve Bannon speaks to members of the media while departing from federal court in Washington in March.Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg
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Steve Bannon’s trial on contempt charges for defying a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 panel got underway in federal court with jury selection, and a new defense effort to bar evidence unless committee Chair Bennie Thompson testifies.

Bannon, 68, faces two counts of criminal contempt of Congress relating to the committee probe of the Capitol riot in what promises to be a circus of accusations, brash pronouncements and politics playing out daily in front of the media.