House Votes To Hold Bannon In Criminal Contempt

New York Magazine reports:

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress, recommending that he be prosecuted by the Justice Department for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The committee issued subpoenas to Bannon and several other former advisers of Donald Trump in September, seeking their testimony and records concerning the act of insurrection.

The letter sent to Bannon said that the committee has reason to believe Bannon has documents that are pertinent to its investigation, citing communications that Bannon had with Trump a week prior to the attack. Bannon refused to obey the subpoena for a deposition scheduled for October 14, with his lawyer citing Trump’s lawsuit to block the subpoenas, which invoked executive privilege.