President Trump pardons former adviser Steve Bannon. Bannon, who is awaiting trial on federal fraud charges tied to a border wall fundraising effort, is on President Donald Trump's list of last-minute pardons. The move highlights Trump's willingness to flout the traditional pardon process and use his authority to rescue allies from legal jeopardy. Ref. USAToday.
Stephen Bannon is such a controversial figure. I don't know that he deserved this pardon but I hope that he does not feel that it is a free pass to keep putting all kinds of radical information out there like conspiracy theories.
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Jan. 6 committee votes to hold former Trump adviser Steve Bannon in contempt after he denied a subpoena. The committee approved a contempt report that will recommend charges against Bannon, who was in touch with former President Donald Trump ahead of the Capitol riot. The report will now go to the full House for a vote. Source 8q.
Ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon says he's now willing to testify to the Jan. 6 committee, after facing contempt charge for refusing. Steve Bannon's lawyer has told the panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol that Donald Trump has released Bannon from an executive privilege claim so he may speak. Bannon faces a trial this month on a contempt of Congress charge for refusing the subpoena. Source 4u.
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon surrenders to authorities in New York on new charges related to an alleged border wall fund scheme. Bannon’s lawyer David Schoen said Bannon does not know yet what charges he faces, but the case is expected to echo aspects of a previous federal criminal case that accused Bannon and three co-defendants of conspiring to dupe donors who contributed to a fund to build a border wall. Source 6c.