Jury selected for contempt trial of Trump aide Steve Bannon

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Washington (AFP) – A jury was selected Monday for the trial of former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon for defying a subpoena to testify before lawmakers investigating the attack on the US Capitol. Bannon, who led Trump’s successful 2016 presidential election campaign, was among dozens of people called by a congressional committee to testify about the 2021 storming of Congress by Trump supporters. The 68-year-old refused the summons and was indicted on two charges of contempt of Congress. A 22-person jury was selected on Monday to hear the case. The panel will be cut down to 12 jurors and two…

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