Steve Bannon issued a subpoena in the Jan. 6 Trump investigation: The ex-president’s ally was asked to turn over documents and testify in May about the Capitol riot and try to stay at the power
Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by the federal grand jury investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, NBC News reported Wednesday.
The subpoena, for documents and testimony, was sent at the end of May, BNC News reported, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
Bannon, 69, co-founded Breitbart News and served as Donald Trump’s chief strategist for the first seven months of his tenure. He now hosts a podcast and remains one of the most influential voices in MAGA circles.
Bannon was found guilty in July 2022 of contempt of Congress for defying a request to appear before a committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.
He appealed against this verdict and has not yet been sentenced.
Steve Bannon, 69, has received a subpoena for documents and testimony relating to the January 6 riot, it was reported on Wednesday
Donald Trump is pictured on January 6, 2021 – speaking shortly before his supporters storm the Capitol
On the eve of the January 6 riot, Bannon told his podcast listeners: ‘Hell is going to break loose tomorrow’
Separately, Bannon is set to stand trial on May 27, 2024, on criminal charges relating to a campaign to fund Trump’s wall along the US southern border.
Bannon voiced his demand for Trump to challenge the November 2020 election results and demanded that patriots stand up to challenge the announcement.
On January 5, 2021, he told his podcast listeners, “Hell is going to break loose tomorrow.”
Bannon also urged Trump in December 2020 to focus his attention on Jan. 6, according to the book Peril, by authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
The authors also reported that Trump called Bannon after a contentious Jan. 5 meeting with then-Vice President Mike Pence, where Pence told Trump he had no authority to block the certification of 2020 election results.
Trump supporters are seen on January 6, 2021, storming the Capitol
Jack Smith was appointed special counsel in November to investigate Trump’s handling of classified information and his actions around January 6.
The circumstances surrounding January 6 are being investigated by Jack Smith, who was appointed special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland in November.
Smith is also investigating Trump’s handling of classified documents.
Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff, was revealed on Monday to have testified before Smith’s team – although it’s unclear whether he discussed the classified documents, or January 6, or both .