Bannon Turns Himself In on Contempt of Congress Charges
The former aide to Donald Trump had refused to comply with a demand for information from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.,
Stephen K. Bannon, who served as a senior aide to former President Donald J. Trump, turned himself in to the authorities on Monday morning, three days after he was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to provide information to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Mr. Bannon arrived at the F.B.I.’s Washington field office at around 9:30 a.m., where he surrendered to the authorities.
He is expected to make his initial appearance in federal magistrate court on Monday afternoon before Judge Robin M. Meriweather.
While the court proceeding is expected to be swift, with Mr. Bannon entering his plea, it kicks off what could be a lengthy battle between a member of Mr. Trump’s inner circle and the federal government, as it seeks to enforce a congressional subpoena.
Mr. Bannon, 67, had declined last month to comply with subpoenas from the committee seeking testimony and documents from him. The House then voted to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress.
Mr. Trump has directed his former aides and advisers to invoke immunity and refrain from turning over documents that might be protected under executive privilege.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.