Two sources familiar with the matter have revealed that former White House official Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. The subpoena is in connection with special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the events of Jan. 6 and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to remain in office. The subpoena was sent out in late May and is for documents and testimony.
Separate Grand Jury from Miami Investigation
The grand jury investigating Trump’s actions surrounding Jan. 6 and his attempts to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power is separate from the grand jury in Miami that heard testimony on Wednesday about Trump’s handling of classified documents. A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment on the matter.
Bannon’s Previous Conviction and Sentencing
Bannon, who now hosts a podcast, has been charged with contempt of Congress in the past for refusing to cooperate after he received congressional subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee. He was convicted of two charges in July 2022 after a jury trial. In October, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols sentenced Bannon to four months in federal prison, but suspended the sentence while Bannon pursued appeals.
No Comment from Bannon’s Attorney
Bannon’s attorney, Harlan Protass, declined to comment on the recent subpoena. Bannon, a key figure in Trump’s inner circle, has been a controversial figure in American politics for years. He served as chief strategist for Trump’s 2016 campaign and later as a senior adviser in the White House. He was also the chairman of Breitbart News, a far-right news website.