NewsUSA and CanadaFormer Trump aide Steve Bannon convicted of contempt of Congress

    Former Trump aide Steve Bannon convicted of contempt of Congress

    Steve Bannon, a key ally of former President Trump and an influential figure on the American right, was found guilty Friday of contempt of Congress after refusing to testify before an investigation into the attack on Capitol Hill in January 2021, carried out by a Commission of the House of Representatives.

    Steve Bannon, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, was found guilty on July 22 on two counts of contempt of Congress.

    Bannon was being charged for refusing to testify before the House of Representatives Committee of Inquiry about what happened during the takeover of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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    He was found guilty of the two charges for which he was accused, one for refusing to give a statement and the other for refusing to deliver documents to the investigation.

    The sentence is not yet known, which is expected to be determined in the coming weeks. However, contempt of Congress is punishable by between 30 days and a year in jail, as well as a fine that can range between 100 and 100,000 dollars.

    News in development…

    Source: France 24

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