Trump advisor Bannon indicted for refusing to testify in Capitol riot probe

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Washington (AFP) – Former US president Donald Trump’s longtime advisor Steve Bannon was indicted Friday for refusing to testify to the congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot, the Justice Department announced. A federal grand jury returned the indictment in a significant victory for the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack, which is battling efforts by Trump and top aides to use presidential privilege to block testimony and documents necessary for the probe. The indictment came hours after Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, declined to show up for…

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