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  • Convicted

  • Subpoenaed

Steve BannonLast Updated: September 7, 2023

Insurrection Related Information

  • Subpoenaed by 1/6 Commission

Litigation Details

  • May 3, 2023


  • Advisor

Executive Summary

Senior team; deposition scheduled for Oct. 14. Bannon came to Trump’s 2016 campaign from Breitbart and briefly worked in the Trump White House. After being pardoned by Trump while facing trial on charges of fraud, Bannon centered his attention on boosting Trump’s false claims about election fraud. Bannon was part of a group that gathered Jan. 5 at a hotel near the White House in which efforts to seize a second term for Trump were apparently discussed.

Committee description:

Stephen Bannon reportedly communicated with former President Trump on December 30th, 2020, urging him to focus his efforts on January 6th. Mr. Bannon also reportedly attended a gathering at the Willard Hotel on January 5th, 2021, as part of an effort to persuade Members of Congress to block the certification of the election the next day. Mr. Bannon is also quoted as stating, on January 5th, that ‘[a]ll Hell is going to break loose tomorrow.’



Litigation Details

Case File:



  • Contempt of Congress

Timeline of Litigation

  • Sentenced

    October 21, 2022 "Four months in jail and a $6,500 fine for defying a subpoena issued by the House Jan. 6 committee"
  • Appealed

    May 3, 2023 "Steve Bannon appealed his four-month sentence for contempt of Congress by arguing he wasn't allowed to explain his reasons for defying a House subpoena at trial, which his lawyer said violated his 5th and 6th Amendment rights under the Constitution."

Sentencing Details

  • Fine/Restitution: $6500

Press Coverage

Affiliated People (1)

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    • Charged

    • Running for office

    Donald Trump

    Currently Running For
    • U.S. President
    • General election on November 5, 2024
    Litigation Status
    • Charged on August 15, 2023

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