Panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

The former White House aide, who also hosts a radio show, predicted Jan. 6, 2021 would be "the point of attack" and that "it's going to be very dramatic"

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October 19, 2021 - 7:53 PM

Steve Bannon, former adviser to Donald Trump, is refusing to cooperate with a House committee's investigation of the Jan. 6 uprising.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection voted unanimously Tuesday to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress after the longtime ally of former President Donald Trump defied a subpoena for documents and testimony.

Still defending his supporters who broke into the Capitol that day, Trump has aggressively tried to block the committee’s work by directing Bannon and others not to answer questions in the probe. Trump has also filed a lawsuit to try to prevent Congress from obtaining former White House documents.

But lawmakers have made clear they will not back down as they gather facts and testimony about the attack involving Trump’s supporters that left dozens of police officers injured, sent lawmakers running for their lives and interrupted the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.

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