Steve Bannon surrenders to FBI on contempt of Congress charges

One time Trump White House strategist charged on Friday.

Former President Donald Trump's political ally Steve Bannon surrendered himself to law enforcement Monday, appearing for a hearing after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for defying a congressional subpoena related to the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Bannon on Friday was charged with two counts of contempt for failure to comply with a committee subpoena to produce any records and testify about what he knew about the assault.

The charges were filed by the Department of Justice on Friday, leaving Bannon facing a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a fine of $100 to $1,000 if convicted.

The move by the Department of Justice comes as the committee is facing a mounting number of uncooperative former White House employees, including President Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows, who on Friday failed to appear for a deposition.

Steve Bannon delivered a message to his supporters outside the DC FBI Field Office.

"Is this us? I just want to say tell everybody it’s livestreamed on GETTR right now, everybody is watching in The War Room. We’re here today. I don’t want anybody to take their eye off the ball of what we do everyday. We have Hispanics coming on our side. African-Americans coming on our side. We’re taking down the Biden regime. Every day we need to focus, you got Raheem Kassam, you got Dr. Peter Navarro, Captain Bannon. You’re going to have Boris Epshtein the whole show. We got polling out, economic data out, everything. I want you guys to stay focused and stay on message," said Steve Bannon.

According to Politico, Bannon has retained both Trump's impeachment attorneys David Schoen and Evan Corcoran to represent him. Corcoran, a former Assistant United States Attorney, is also representing Michael Riley, a former 26-year U.S. Capitol Police officer charged with obstruction of justice after advising a Capitol rioter to delete video evidence of the raid from his social media accounts.

Editor's note: Main Photo: Screenshot of Steve Bannon delivering a live message to his supporters via GETTR, a conservative social media platform, before he turned himself into the FBI Field House.


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