Trial expected to begin for ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of former presidential adviser Steve Bannon.

He faces criminal contempt of Congress charges after refusing for months to cooperate with the House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection.

Bannon is charged in Washington’s federal court with defying a subpoena that sought his records and testimony.

Bannon is one of the most prominent of former President Donald Trump’s allies to refuse to testify before the committee.

A conviction on each count carries a minimum of 30 days of jail and as long as a year behind bars.