U.S. judge declines to acquit ex-Trump adviser Bannon, but mulls dismissing charges

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A federal judge on Wednesday declined a request to acquit Donald Trump’s former presidential adviser Steve Bannon on two contempt charges for defying a subpoena from a congressional committee investigating the 2021 Capitol attack, but he left open the door to consider dismissing the charges instead. A jury on Friday found Bannon, 68, guilty of two misdemeanor counts for refusing to provide testimony or documents to the House of Representatives select committee as it scrutinizes the Jan. 6, 2021, rampage by Trump’s supporters. In Wednesday’s ruling, U.S. …

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