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Steve Bannon: House of Representatives vote to hold ex-Trump aide in contempt of Congress

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Steve Bannon: House of Representatives vote to hold ex-Trump aide in contempt of Congress

US lawmakers in the House of Representatives have supported holding Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for defying subpoenas issued by the select committee investigating the 6 January Capitol insurrection.

Mr Bannon, a top aide of former President Donald Trump, was summoned to testify but refused to do so.

His lawyers had argued that communications involving the ex-president are protected but after being convicted, the right-wing media executive could face a fine and a prison sentence.

The matter will now be referred to the justice department, which has the final say on bringing charges against Mr Bannon.

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