NEWS & ANALYSIS

Date Set for Steve Bannon’s Contempt of Congress Trial


A July 18 date was set for Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial. 

As previously reported by Human Events News, Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, surrendered to the FBI in November on charges of criminal contempt of Congress. 

The charges are in connection to Bannon refusing to cooperate with the House January 6th Inquisition. 

Bannon was charged after failing to appear on Capitol Hill that morning, with two counts of contempt for failure to comply with a committee subpoena to produce records and testify about what happened on January 6th. 

Bannon attempted to push the trial start date to mid-October, but was unsuccessful.

“It seems to me you don’t need 10 months to do this,” U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols told Bannon, while also denying the Justice Department its mid-April start date, per Just the News. 

The judge reserved two weeks for the trial.