What Happened to Steve Bannon?
Steve Bannon, who served as the top strategist for both President Donald Trump’s campaign and the White House, has been asked to testify in front of a congressional committee that is looking into the disturbances that took place in the Capitol.
The panel is examining Mr Bannon to see whether or not he was involved in plans by Trump supporters to storm Congress and question the outcome of the presidential election that took place in November 2020.
Mr Bannon, who is 68 years old, was charged with obstruction of justice for failing to cooperate with the congressional committee that was investigating the events that led up to the violence in the Capitol.
As a result of his refusal to cooperate with congressional investigators, he may spend up to two years in prison and pay up to $200,000 (£167,000) in fines.
Before Mr Bannon is allowed to leave court on Friday, he has to report to his probation officials. The date of October 21 has been scheduled for a hearing on his sentence.
By rejecting a “mandatory” court summons from congressional investigators, Mr. Bannon felt “beyond the law,” according to attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice. Attorneys asserted that Mr Bannon was the target of political retaliation during the trial.