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Bannon Ignored Jan. 6 Subpoena Warnings, US Says as Case Rests

  • Witnesses recount months of defiance in trial of Trump adviser
  • Judge warns defense trial won’t become a ‘political circus’
Steve Bannon
Steve BannonPhotographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Steven Bannon brushed off multiple requests and warnings to comply with a subpoena from the congressional committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol, a witness testified as prosecutors rested their case in his criminal contempt trial.

Kristin Amerling, chief counsel to the US House Jan. 6 committee, told jurors that the longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump didn’t follow the procedures attached to the subpoena if he wanted to request more time to comply. The committee had directed Bannon to send over documents by Oct. 7 and to appear for testimony on Oct. 14.