Steve Bannon has been Found Guilty of Both Counts of Criminal Contempt of Congress
His legal team continues to plead "no one ignored the subpoenas"...
A jury has concluded that Steve Bannon, the former White House strategist and adviser for Donald Trump, is guilty of criminal contempt of Congress as he refused to appear before the House Select Committee Investigating the January 6th Capitol Riots. The first charge of criminal contempt was for refusing to appear for a deposition before the panel and the other was for refusing to produce documents that were also requested.
It took nearly two hours for the jury to decide on the ruling before a verdict was reached. Steve Bannon did not testify during the trial and his legal team didn’t call a single witness. His legal team continuously argued that the charges against him were strictly politically motivated and Steve Bannon had been engaged in negotiations with the committee concerning testifying. Evan Corcoran, Bannon’s lawyer, said “No one ignored the subpoena.”
“It wasn’t optional. It wasn’t a request, and it wasn’t an invitation. It was mandatory. The defendant’s failure to comply was deliberate. It wasn’t an accident, it wasn’t a mistake. It was a choice.”
Amanda Vaughn, Assistant U.S. Attorney, told the court.