U.S. House edges toward contempt charges against Trump aide Bannon

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2021
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The U.S. House of Representatives is expected on Thursday to approve contempt-of-Congress charges against Steve Bannon, a longtime aide to former President Donald Trump, for refusing to cooperate with the probe into the deadly attack on the Capitol.

Bannon has refused to comply with committee subpoenas seeking documents and his testimony, citing Trump's insistence - disputed by some legal scholars - that his communications are protected by the legal doctrine of executive privilege.

The Democratic-led Select Committee probing the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of...

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