It was recently reported by National Review that Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to President Trump, surrendered to the FBI on Monday on two criminal contempt charges that were leveled against him for refusing to cooperate with the select committee probing the January 6 Capitol riot.
Bannon was charged with two counts of contempt after he failed to comply with a subpoena to appear for a deposition and submit requested documents related to the events preceding the mob’s storming of the Capitol. Both counts carry a minimum sentence of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, the Department of Justice confirmed.
The Monday development comes after Bannon was indicted by grand jury for contempt of Congress last week.
TrendingPolitics.com went on to report that before entering the building, Bannon addressed his supporters in a Livestream posted to the social media platform GETTR. He also posted a Livestream of his surrender to his website “War Room,” where he posts a daily podcast. https://warroom.org/“I don’t want anybody to take their eye off the ball of what we do every day,” Bannon said. “We got the Hispanics coming on our side, the African Americans coming on our side. We’re taking down the Biden regime.”WATCH:
Bannon isn’t the only former Trump official to have been called to testify before the select committee.
Jason Miller, an adviser to Trump, and Michael Flynn, the former president’s onetime national security adviser, were subpoenaed by the panel last week.
He’s also not the only one to defy the request from lawmakers. Last week, committee chairman Bennie Thompson and vice-chair Liz Cheney announced they were considering contempt charges against former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.