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House votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in contempt

 

October 22, 2021

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press file

Steve Bannon

WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

In a rare show of bipartisanship on the House floor, the committee's Democratic chairman, Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, led the floor debate along with Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, one of two Republicans on the panel. Still, the vote was 229-202 with all but nine GOP lawmakers who voted saying "no."

The House vote sends the matter to the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, where it will now be up to prosecutors in that office to decide whether to present the case to a grand jury for possible criminal charges. It's still uncertain whether they will pursue the case - Attorney General Merrick Garland would only say at a House hearing on Thursday that they plan to "make a decision consistent with the principles of prosecution."

https://www.startribune.com/house-votes-to-hold-trump-ally-steve-bannon-in-contempt/600108528/

 

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