Trump’s aide confronts the FBI

Trump's aide confronts the FBI

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was accused of defying Congress on Friday. Now he has been arrested by the FBI. Right-wing populism was anything but pragmatic.

Former Chief Strategist to the Former President Donald Trump, Steve BannonHas surrendered before the government on the charge of defying the Congress. federal police FBI said Bannon appeared at the agency’s Washington office on Monday and was arrested. He was expected to appear in federal court later that day.

The right-wing populist was vigorously belligerent: “It’s all noise,” said Bannon of the allegations. Another message his followers should focus on: “We are bringing down the Biden regime.”

defiance of congress

The 67-year-old was on Friday accused of disobeying the Congress in two cases. The US Justice Department said Friday that Bannon was charged with defying a summons to the House of Representatives to forcibly storm the Capitol. Moreover, he did not provide the necessary documents to the body.

If convicted, Bannon could face a prison sentence of at least 30 days and up to one year per charge. He may also be fined.

After Bannon refused to cooperate with the investigation, the House of Representatives and most Democrats paved the way for criminal action against him in late October. The decision on the possible charge was then the responsibility of the Justice Department.

storm over the capitol

Republican Trump supporters stormed the US Congressional seat on January 6 after Democrats won there Joe Biden Must be certified in the presidential election on November 3, 2020. in the wake of the unrest that day Washington Five people, including a policeman, died.

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The attack caused Trump to face impeachment proceedings as he had previously berated his supporters in a speech. However, he was acquitted in the end. In turn, Bannon is suspected of having prior knowledge of plans for violent protests. The day before he said in his podcast, among other things: “Tomorrow all hell breaks loose.”

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