Trump ex-adviser Bannon rests case in trial, calling no witnesses

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The defense in Steve Bannon’s trial rested its case on Thursday without calling any witnesses and asked the judge to acquit Donald Trump’s noted former presidential adviser on contempt of Congress charges for defying a subpoena by the committee investigating last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. Bannon, 68, has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts after rebuffing the House of Representatives select committee’s subpoena requesting testimony and documents as part of its inquiry into the Jan. 6, 2021, rampage by Trump supporters trying to overturn…

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