Steve Bannon found guilty on both contempt of Congress charges

Steve Bannon found guilty on both contempt of Congress charges

Published July 23, 2022
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, center, speaks with reporters as he departs federal court on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Washington. Accompanying Bannon are his attorneys David Schoen, left, and M. Evan Corcoran. Bannon, a one-time adviser to former President Donald Trump, was found guilty of criminal contempt of Congress charges. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, center, speaks with reporters as he departs federal court on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Washington. Accompanying Bannon are his attorneys David Schoen, left, and M. Evan Corcoran. Bannon, a one-time adviser to former President Donald Trump, was found guilty of criminal contempt of Congress charges.

A federal jury has convicted former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for intentionally defying a subpoena related to the assault on the U.S. Capitol last year.

Bannon put on no defense in the case, which featured testimony from just two government witnesses, including the deputy staff director of the House Select Committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021.