Steve Bannon, a controversial ex-advisor to then-US President Donald Trump, has turned himself into the FBI’s National Investigation Department in Washington. Justice wants to prosecute him for contempt of parliament.
Bannon had refused to testify before a House Committee on the January 6 storming of the Capitol Building. He could face up to a year in prison. Instead, a judge had ordered his arrest. Justice wants to know if there was a link between the White House and the Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol.
Bannon, 67, said in his podcast shortly before the stampede that “all hell is going to break loose” but did not want to explain that to the committee. Instead, he invoked immunity that advisers to the president would have. Bannon had also refused to hand over certain documents.
Bannon played an important role in Trump’s 2016 election win. He was his adviser for many years.