House committee nears contempt vote on Trump aide Steve Bannon

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court in New York City
FILE PHOTO: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court, following his arraignment hearing for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. August 20, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

By Patricia Zengerle and Jan Wolfe

The congressional panel probing a deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump on Tuesday rejected an attempt by former Trump aide Steve Bannon to refrain from testifying.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives Select Committee is expected to approve a report backing contempt charges against Bannon at a meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, after Metro went to press.

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