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Steve Bannon faces contempt charge after defying Jan. 6 select committee’s subpoena

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel have reportedly ‘engaged’ with the committee in response to subpoenas they were served

Steve Bannon, at rear of Oval Office photo taken in January 2017, was no longer employed at the White House by that August but has asserted executive privilege on behalf of former president Donald Trump in his refusal to provide documents or testimony concerning his role in the U.S. Capitol riot nearly 3½ years later.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has set a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against former White House aide Steve Bannon after he defied the panel’s subpoena on Thursday.

The chairman of the panel, Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said the committee will vote next Tuesday to recommend the charges. That would send the recommendation to the full House for a vote.

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