USA-Congressional committee backs contempt charge against Steve Bannon

WASHINGTON, Oct.20 (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional committee investigating the Jan.6 assault on Capitol Hill by hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a contempt of Congress charge against Steve Bannon, a longtime aide to former President Donald Trump.

The seven Democratic and two Republican members of the House of Representatives special committee approved a report recommending the criminal charge, deeming “shocking” that Steve Bannon refused to comply with subpoenas to obtain documents and charges. testimonials.

Approval of the report paves the way for a House-wide vote on whether to recommend contempt charges. That vote is scheduled for Thursday, when the Democratic-controlled House is expected to approve the report.

(Report Patricia Zengerle with Jan Wolfe and Dan Whitcomb; French version Camille Raynaud)

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