Bannon indicted on contempt charges for defying subpoena
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a longtime ally to former President Donald Trump, has been indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress after he defied a congressional subpoena from the House committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The Justice Department said Friday that Bannon was indicted on one count for refusing to appear for a deposition and the other for refusing to provide documents in response to the committee’s subpoena.
It wasn’t immediately clear when he would be due in court.
A second witness, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, defied a similar subpoena from the committee on Friday. Meadows’ lawyer said the dispute would be resolved by the courts.