Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon has been indicted by a federal grand jury after he failed to comply with a subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6th riots at the US Capitol.
Bannon now faces two charges of contempt of Congress – one for failing to appear at an October 14th deposition and another for failing to provide documents.
“Since my first day in office, I have promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said.
“Today’s charges reflect the department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.”
The indictment notes that Bannon refused to comply in any way with the subpoena.
The indictment indicates the Department of Justice is willing to seek criminal charges as the committee is faced with a mounting number of witnesses who are refusing to cooperate.
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