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Bannon Found Guilty Of Contempt Of Congress For Defying Jan 6 Committee Subpoena

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A federal jury has found former Trump adviser Steve Bannon guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

Bannon was indicted by a federal grand jury in November after he refused to produce the documents and testimony the committee had subpoenaed.

After the verdict, Bannon said: “We may have lost the battle here today, but we’re not going to lose the war.”

Bannon added that he still stands with the former President.

“In the closing argument, the prosecutor missed one very important phrase — I stand with Trump and the Constitution and I will never back off that, ever,” he said.

The conviction is a victory for the Justice Department, which is under intense scrutiny for its approach to matters related to the January 6 attack. It is also a victory for the House January 6 select committee as it continues to seek the cooperation of reluctant witnesses in its historic investigation.

Bannon faces a maximum of 2 years in prison, according to federal law. Sentencing has been set for October 21st.