DrUS right-wing populist and former presidential advisor Steve Bannon has been indicted for contempt of Congress. A grand jury in Washington on Friday convicted the former chief strategist of former President Donald Trump. The verdict on the 68-year-old will be announced at a later date. Bannon faces between 30 days and a year in prison. A fine is also possible, and the court said it appeared to be a minor procedural crime. The jury deliberated for less than three hours.
The former Trump adviser ignored a subpoena from the parliamentary investigation into the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. He also refused to hand over the documents. Bannon’s attorney argued in vain in the trial, which began only Monday in federal court, that his client did not intentionally resist the subpoena. Instead, the survey history was a “subject of ongoing discussions”.
The U Commission believes Bannon is a key witness. According to the commission, the right-wing populist spoke to Trump the day before the storming. In his podcast, Bannon also predicted at the time that “hell is going to break out.” Then Trump’s radical supporters stormed Congress when Trump’s rival, Joe Biden, was officially confirmed to have won the election.
Bannon was a central figure in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. After his election victory, Bannon became the chief strategist in the White House. Trump fired him in August 2017.
Trump denounces the commission, calling it a ‘moot court’
Formerly, former US President Donald Trump She violently attacked the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into the storming of the Capitol, describing it as a “mock court.” In the Internet, the Truth Social, which he founded, Trump criticized the body on Friday, calling it “deeply corrupt and biased.”
At a public hearing on Thursday, a congressional committee accused Trump of willful inaction when his supporters stormed the US Capitol seat in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger said the then-president refused for hours to call the attackers – in violation of his oath.
The next day, Trump repeated his claim, unsupported by any evidence, that he had been defeated by the current president Joe Biden The November 2020 elections were caused by fraud. The elections were rigged and stolen from me and my country. America is going to hell. Should I be happy? The 76-year-old, who is considering running for the White House again in 2024, wrote.
Trump questioned why Committee U of the Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting the president, was not questioned about the allegations against him. “Because they know the answer and they don’t like it,” Trump wrote. He was referring to allegations that on January 6, 2021, he tried to wrest control of his limousine from the driver to join the protesters.
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