Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former US President Donald Trump, surrendered to an FBI office in Washington on Monday after being accused of contempt of Congress.
Bannon was surrounded by photographers and a protester holding a sign reading “Putschist” as he got out of a black vehicle around 9:30 p.m.
The former White House chief of staff was indicted Friday after challenging a call by a House committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters seeking to overthrow the election.
Bannon faces two counts of criminal contempt: one for refusing to file a motion in Congress and the other for refusing to provide documents in response to the committee’s call.
Each charge carries from 30 days to one year in prison. The indictment is the first for criminal contempt of Congress in nearly four decades.
Bannon, a former Breitbart News chief executive, pushed for false conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.
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