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Steve Bannon, who is close to Trump, has been accused of refusing to testify in Congress

The 67-year-old former adviser was one of the architects of Donald Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign.

Steve Bannon, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, has been charged.Contempt of CongressThe U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday, November 12, that he had refused to take part in the January 6 attack on Capitol.

The 67-year-old former adviser, one of the architects of Donald Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign, is being prosecuted for refusing to testify and sending documents to a special parliamentary committee on the attack. Place of Congress.

The struggle for justice

Despite his summons in mid-October, Steve Bannon did not appear before elected officials, demanding the president’s right to keep certain documents and discussions secret. But according to the commission, this protection does not apply because Trump is no longer president and has not officially confirmed this privilege of administration.

Steve Bannon was one of the designers of the successful Republican presidential campaign in 2016. The Commission of Inquiry said he was not in an official position on January 6, but appears to have discussed the struggle with the president in previous days. He faces up to 30 days to a year in prison on each charge and will be tried in federal court. But the legal battle can take months or years, undermining the investigation.

Another man close to Donald Trump, his former chief executive Mark Meadows, refused to appear before the Democratic majority commission of inquiry on Friday. Citing a court ruling announced Thursday, the White House has suspended sending internal documents to the commission until Nov. 30. The former president has demanded the right of the executive to keep certain information confidential. The Commission of Inquiry responded in a statement that US President Joe Biden had already authorized the release of the documents and therefore Mark Meadows had to testify, warning the former chief executive and insulting Congress.

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