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Bannon Found Guilty of Contempt for Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

  • Jury finds longtime Trump adviser guilty on both counts
  • Bannon fought committee demand to testify, turn over documents
Steve Bannon speaks to members of the media outside federal court in Washington, D.C. on July 19.
Steve Bannon speaks to members of the media outside federal court in Washington, D.C. on July 19.Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg
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Steve Bannon, a longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, was found guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The verdict -- in the first trial over a refusal to cooperate with the committee -- was reached by a jury in Washington after three hours of deliberation Friday. The week-long trial included only two witnesses for the government. Bannon’s attorneys decided not to call any witnesses in his defense.