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Bannon's Co-Founder Pleads Guilty in 'Build the Wall' Scam

Brian Kolfage admits to taking hundreds of thousands in donors' money

(Newser) - Update: The co-founder of the project to raise money for a border wall pleaded guilty Thursday in a case that once included Steve Bannon, who was an adviser to former President Donald Trump. Brian Kolfage admitted to pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the AP reports, while promising that all...

Giuliani May Not Go the Route of Steve Bannon

'New York Times' reports he's in talks with House panel to testify about the Capitol riot

(Newser) - Trump allies Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows have defied the House panel investigating the Capitol riot to the extent that they now face the possibility of criminal charges. Rudy Giuliani may go a different route. The New York Times reports that Trump's longtime attorney is in negotiations to testify...

Jan. 6 Panel Recommends Contempt Charge for Meadows

Trump's former chief of staff sues committee

(Newser) - Update: The committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack says it is pursuing criminal contempt of Congress charges against Donald Trump's former chief of staff. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson said Wednesday that the panel had "no choice" but to advance charges after Mark Meadows failed to appear for...

Ex-Trump Aide Now Working With Jan. 6 Panel

Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff, avoids a possible contempt charge

(Newser) - Donald Trump's former chief of staff is cooperating with a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, putting off for now the panel's threat to hold him in contempt. But the panel “will continue to assess (Mark Meadows') degree of compliance,” said Rep. Bennie...

Bannon: Make My Court Documents Public

Former White House adviser argues there's 'no reason' for protective order

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is pushing for the release of court documents as he faces contempt of Congress charges. A "standard protective order for discovery" has been applied to the case, blocking the government and the defense from releasing relevant documents to the public, reports the Washington Post . But "members...

Bannon Waives Arraignment
Bannon Waives Arraignment

Bannon Waives Arraignment

Trump adviser files notice of not guilty plea to contempt counts

(Newser) - Steve Bannon asked a court to waive his arraignment hearing scheduled for Thursday, indicating in a filing that he's pleading not guilty to contempt of Congress charges. The onetime adviser to former President Donald Trump filed the notice Wednesday in federal court, CNN reports. That means the remote hearing,...

Bannon Surrenders to FBI —and Livestreams It
As Bannon Surrenders to FBI,
GOP Warns of Payback
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As Bannon Surrenders to FBI, GOP Warns of Payback

Former Trump aide faces jail time if convicted of contempt of Congress

(Newser) - Steve Bannon didn't just surrender to the FBI on Monday—he livestreamed the moment for supporters and remained defiant about the controversy. The ally of former President Trump has been indicted on charges of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify or hand over documents to a House panel...

Steve Bannon Indicted Over His Congressional No-Show

He faces possible jail time after defying subpoena

(Newser) - Update: A grand jury has indicted former Trump adviser Steve Bannon on charges of contempt of Congress, reports Axios . Bannon defied a congressional subpoena last month when he failed to show for a hearing called by the House panel investigating the Capitol riot in January. The House held him in...

Ex-Trump Official Meadows Defies Subpoena Over Jan. 6

Ex-chief of staff could be held in contempt as a result

(Newser) - Steve Bannon may have company soon in the eyes of Congress. Mark Meadows, who served as chief of staff under former President Trump, failed to show up on Friday for a hearing before the House panel investigating the events of Jan. 6, reports NBC News . When Bannon defied his own...

New Batch of Subpoenas Covers Flynn and Miller

House committee wants to know "who they were talking to" about overturning the election

(Newser) - Six more top advisers to former President Donald Trump now face subpoenas from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, in an effort by the panel to learn about the attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Legal scholar John Eastman and Bernard...

Jan. 6 Panel Votes to Hold Bannon in Contempt
House Holds
Steve Bannon in Contempt
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House Holds Steve Bannon in Contempt

He faces prosecution by the Justice Department over refusal to appear at Jan. 6 hearing

(Newser) - Update: The full House has voted to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress, reports the Hill . The vote was 229-202, largely along party lines. The former Trump aide refused to appear before a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. What happens next is in the...

House May Hold Steve Bannon in Contempt

Committee vote is Tuesday over his refusal to appear before Jan. 6 panel

(Newser) - A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection has set a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against former White House aide Steve Bannon after he defied the panel's subpoena. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said the panel will vote Tuesday to recommend the charges, per the AP . That would...

Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Meadows, Bannon

House committee wants documents, depositions from four former Trump aides

(Newser) - Four of former President Donald Trump's closest aides and allies were subpoenaed Thursday by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol. The four men were in contact with Trump while a mob stormed the building in an attempt to overturn Trump's election loss,...

Bannon Has a Plan, and His Followers Are Acting On It

Far-right supporters signing up in droves to become local election precinct officers

(Newser) - Far-right followers of Steve Bannon are heeding his unusual battle cry—to start working in their local election precincts. And as an investigative piece by ProPublica explains, this seemingly innocuous suggestion has the potential to affect election results around the country. To be clear, Bannon is not urging his followers...

Judge Dismisses Bannon Case, Says Pardon Implies Guilt

He was accused of ripping off donors to 'We Build the Wall' campaign

(Newser) - Four months after Donald Trump issued a pardon in the final hours of his presidency, the fraud case against his former chief strategist has been dismissed. US District Judge Analisa Torres ruled Tuesday that the Trump pardon of Steve Bannon was valid and dismissing an indictment accusing him of defrauding...

Here Come the Pardons: Trump's List Released

President granted clemency to 143

(Newser) - Pardon day is here. The White House was expected to announce a slew of pardons and commutations on Tuesday, President Trump's last full day in office, but instead the list came out early Wednesday, hours before his term ends at noon, CNN reports. The most notable name on the...

Zuckerberg Explains Why Bannon Wasn't Suspended

Twitter suspended his account over beheading comments

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's call for the beheading of FBI Director Christopher Wray and government infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci didn't warrant a Facebook suspension, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In a recording from an all-staff meeting on Thursday, Zuckerberg said the former White House chief strategist—who said he...

Bannon's Lawyers React to Call for 'Beheadings'
Bannon's Lawyers:
We're Outta Here

Bannon's Lawyers: We're Outta Here

The attorneys say Bannon will 'formally retain new counsel'

(Newser) - Looks like Steve Bannon's lawyers aren't too thrilled with the whole "beheading" thing, Law & Crime reports. In fact, they asked a judge Friday to delay a hearing because they want out. "Mr. Bannon is in the process of retaining new counsel, and [the law firm]...

Steve Bannon Calls for Fauci's 'Head on a Pike'

His podcast account has been permanently banned from Twitter

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's podcast has been permanently banned from Twitter after President Trump's former White House chief strategist called for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Bannon, on his "War Room" YouTube podcast Thursday, was discussing what he thinks should happen should Trump...

Steve Bannon: I'm 'Honey Badger,' Will Fight

On his podcast, he calls arrest a 'political hit job'

(Newser) - Steve Bannon isn't lying low. The former Trump strategist returned to his War Room podcast Friday, one day after his arrest on allegations that he stole money from donors to an online campaign. "Everybody knows I love a fight," he said, per CNN . Bannon reiterated a claim...

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