Steve Bannon, who served as an advisor to Donald Trump, has been arrested, weeks after his refusal to appear before a Congressional Committee as a witness regarding the events of the weeks between Trump’s election loss and the attack on Congress.
After Trump’s loss in November, Bannon was among the allies who promised something major was coming on January 6th, speaking repeatedly on his War Room podcast, describing the then-upcoming event as Trump starting his second presidential term with “a bang.”
He was also linked to some of the planning of strategies to overturn the election, including being part of a series of meetings in the days before the electoral confirmation, which was, of course, interrupted by a horde of Trump supporters storming the Capitol Building, threatening to kill legislators, attacking police, and generally causing destruction and endangering lives.
Since his refusal to appear before the House Committee last month, there has been concern that the Department of Justice wasn’t moving quickly to enforce the subpoena, but last week the DOJ announced that Bannon had been indicted for contempt of Congress, and as of Monday morning, he has been arrested, as MSNBC reported Kyle Griffin shares.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon taken into federal custody on contempt charges, will appear before judge later Monday.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 15, 2021
He’s expected to make a first appearance in court later today.
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