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Bannon Was ‘Thumbing His Nose’ at Jan. 6 Subpoena, Prosecutor Says

  • Prosecutor says he was ‘thumbing his nose’ at the government
  • Trial begins as Jan. 6 panel continues probe of Capitol attack
Steve Bannon arrives to federal court in Washington, on July 19.

Steve Bannon arrives to federal court in Washington, on July 19.

Photographer: Pete Kiehart/Bloomberg
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Steve Bannon never ignored a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee as its return date was the subject of ongoing negotiation, and politics was behind the panel’s referral for criminal contempt charges, his defense attorney said.

“Politics invades every decision they make,” Bannon’s attorney, Evan Corcoran, told jurors in a Washington courtroom Tuesday, calling it the “life blood” of the House of Representatives.