Trump adviser Bannon criminally charged for defying Jan. 6 subpoena

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By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) -Stephen Bannon, a longtime adviser to former U.S. President Donald Trump, has been criminally charged for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by a House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the Justice Department said on Friday. Bannon has refused to comply with subpoenas seeking documents and his testimony, citing Trump’s insistence – already rejected by one judge – that his communications are protected by the legal doctrine of executive privilege. Bannon, 67, was charged with one count of contempt of Congress involving his …

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