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Jan. 6 panel flat-out rejects Bannon's bid to obstruct its inquiry as Trump files lawsuit

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19.10.2021

All signs still point in the direction of the House select committee investigating Jan. 6 voting to hold Donals Trump ally and former aide Steve Bannon in contempt for failing to comply with its subpoena.

In a terse letter on Friday, the panel's chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, told Bannon's lawyer that his "refusal to comply with the Subpoena constitutes a violation of federal law," according to The Washington Post.

The Jan. 6 panel is scheduled to meet Tuesday in order to vote on and likely approve a contempt charge against Bannon, thereby sending the matter to a full House vote. If the House approves the charge, a criminal referral will be made to the Justice Department.

Bannon's attorney, Robert Costello, maintains that his client was contacted by a lawyer for Donald Trump, who instructed them to ignore the committee's subpoena in accordance........

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