Former Trump campaign manager and top advisor Steve Bannon has now reportedly been indicted on a grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress over his refusal to testify regarding his involvement in the events of January 6th.
DOJ: Stephen K. Bannon was indicted today by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) November 12, 2021
According to reports, an arrest warrant has also now been issued for Bannon’s Arrest:
The judge signed an arrest warrant for an indicted defendant with the initials “SB.” A source confirmed it's Bannon.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 12, 2021
According to the Department of Justice:
“As detailed in the indictment, on Sept. 23, 2021, the Select Committee issued a subpoena to Mr. Bannon,” said U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves for the District of Columbia. “The subpoena required him to appear and produce documents to the Select Committee, and to appear for a deposition before the Select Committee. According to the indictment, Mr. Bannon refused to appear to give testimony as required by subpoena and refused to produce documents in compliance with a subpoena.”
In its subpoena, the Select Committee said it had reason to believe that Bannon had information relevant to understanding events related to Jan. 6. Bannon, formerly a Chief Strategist and Counselor to the President, has been a private citizen since departing the White House in 2017.
Each count of contempt of Congress carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a fine of $100 to $1,000. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.