Mr. Bannon Indicted For Contempt of Congress

Translated by: MOS Education Team — Wintermfall

On November 12th, Mr. Stephen K. Bannon was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress. The House Select Committee issued a subpoena to Mr. Bannon regarding the January 6th breach of the U.S. Capitol investigation. The subpoena required him to appear and produce documents, and to appear for a deposition before the Select Committee. However, Mr. Bannon’s lawyer refused to do so claiming that the communications are protected by former President Trump executive privilege and further questioned the legitimacy of the Select Committee’s action. 

It is noted that the case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Department of Justice in response to the appeal from the House Select Committee. In late October, The House of Representatives, controlled by the Democratic party, voted 229-202 to hold Mr. Bannon in contempt. Obviously, representatives voted based on their party affiliation. 

As shown on the news from Department of Justice on October 12th, this indictment is merely an allegation and does not represent a conviction.

Reference link: www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59270291

nypost.com/2021/10/14/bannon-not-required-to-respond-to-subpoena-in-jan-6-probe-lawyer/

www.justice.gov/opa/pr/stephen-k-bannon-indicted-contempt-congress

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