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Steve Bannon: Trump ally guilty of contempt of Congress

Politics 15:38 23 Jul, 2022

A US jury has found Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon: Trump ally guilty of contempt of Congress

Bannon, 68, was indicted last year over his refusal to co-operate with the congressional committee probing the events leading up to the Capitol riot, Qazet.az reports.

The former White House chief strategist is said to have been an unofficial adviser to Mr Trump at the time of the insurrection on 6 January 2021.

He faces up to two years in jail and up to $200,000 (£167,000) in fines.

Speaking to reporters outside court, Bannon vowed to have the case reversed on what his lawyer called a "bullet-proof appeal".

"We may have lost the battle here today, but we're not going to lose this war," he said.