Steve Bannon is accused of criminal contempt for “taking on the Biden regime”

  • Steve Bannon appeared in court Monday to be charged with two federal criminal misdemeanors.
  • Bannon refused to comply with a subpoena issued by the committee investigating the January 6 riot.
  • If convicted, Bannon faces between 30 days and a year behind bars for each offense.

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Former Trump administration chief Steve Bannon said he was “taking on the Biden regime” after a court appearance Monday in which he faced two federal charges of criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol on January 6th. riots, the Associated Press reported.

While Bannon did not reach an appeal agreement and is due to return to court later this week, Federal Judge Robin Meriweather released him without bail on condition that he hand in his passport and check in weekly with court officials, according to the Associated Press.

Earlier in the morning, Bannon surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation officials after being indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 12. The charges were filed after he rejected the House Select Committee’s request to sit for a landfill and present relevant documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

The committee moved to prosecute criminal charges of contempt against Bannon last month. He risks somewhere between 30 days and a year behind bars on each indictment if convicted, prosecutors told the AP.

Insider has contacted representatives of Bannon to get a comment.

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