US Federal Grand jury indicts ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon : Justice Dept.

Washington, A US federal grand jury indicted former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 events at the Capitol, the Justice Department of Justice said.

“Stephen K. Bannon was indicted today by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress stemming from his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol,” the Justice Department said in a press release on Friday.

Bannon may face up to two years in prison if convicted of both counts, the release said.

The arraignment date in the case has not yet been set in the US District Court for the District of Columbia,, the release added.

The US House Select Committee has been trying to obtain records from the National Archives about communications in the Trump White House related to the January 6 event. However, this week a court temporarily paused a court order allowing records to be turned over to the House panel and an oral argument has been set for November 30.

(EW correspondent)