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Hunter Biden's Legal Team Is Now Playing Hardball

Lawyers' aggressive new attempt to turn the tables involves urging probes of Giuliani, Bannon

(Newser) - House Republicans have started their long-sought investigation into Hunter Biden—but the legal team of the president's son has decided it's not going to settle for playing defense. CBS News reports that Biden's lawyers tag-teamed this week in an aggressive new strategy, going hard against longtime detractors...

For Brazil, the Riots Came on Jan. 8
Amid Brazil Riot, Bannon
Cheers 'Freedom Fighters'
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Amid Brazil Riot, Bannon Cheers 'Freedom Fighters'

Hundreds arrested after supporters of losing President Bolsonaro storm the capital

(Newser) - Authorities in Brazil have reclaimed control of the nation's seat of power after supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro rioted in the capital Brasilia on Sunday. Estimates of the number of arrested range between 200 and 400 in news coverage:
  • The scene: Thousands stormed the nation's Congress, its
...

Bolsonaro Supporters Storm Capital, Demanding Coup
Bolsonaro Backers Storm
Government Buildings
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Bolsonaro Backers Storm Government Buildings

Mob wanting Lula's removal also breaks into Supreme Court, presidential palace

(Newser) - Supporters of defeated former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazil's Congress on Sunday, demanding that the military restore the far-right politician to power. Hundreds of people breached security barriers and broke into the building, Deutsche Welle reports, as police tried to keep them out with tear gas. Brazilian media displayed...

Bannon, Other Trump Allies Vent Over Trading Cards

They say whoever advised the former president to do this should be fired

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts took great delight in mocking Donald Trump's "major announcement" to start selling NFT trading cards of himself. And if you're expecting Trump's usual allies to rally to his defense, think again. Many of them also think the NFT stunt was...

Steven Bannon Sentenced to 4 Months in Prison
Bannon Makes
His Next Move in
Contempt Case
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Bannon Makes His Next Move in Contempt Case

Trump ally officially files appeal over conviction, 4-month prison sentence

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is officially pushing back on his most recent conviction and its accompanying four-month prison sentence. Reuters reports the 68-year-old Trump ally filed an appeal notice Friday in federal court, two weeks after he was sentenced in his contempt of Congress case, in which he refused to testify or...

Feds: Lock Up Bannon for 6 Months
Feds:
Lock Up
Bannon
for 6 Months

Feds: Lock Up Bannon for 6 Months

Prosecutors issue sentencing recommendation for contempt of Congress

(Newser) - Steve Bannon defiantly blew off a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House committee. Now federal prosecutors say he should go to prison for six months as a penalty. The Justice Department on Monday issued its sentencing recommendation for the Donald Trump ally, who was found guilty of contempt of Congress...

As Bannon Surrenders, Charges Revealed

Former White House strategist charged with money laundering, conspiracy in New York

(Newser) - Steve Bannon has turned himself in to authorities in New York, who accuse him of stealing more than $1 million from donations meant to fund a border wall on the US-Mexico border. The allegations mirror federal charges Bannon faced before he was pardoned by President Trump. Two other men charged...

Steve Bannon Plans to Turn Himself in Thursday: Source

Trump ally says he expects to be charged soon in New York

(Newser) - Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Trump, said Tuesday that he expects to be charged soon in a state criminal case in New York City, the AP reports. Bannon, 68, plans to turn himself in on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person insisted...

Bannon Warns of Payback
Bannon Warns Jan. 6 Panel

Bannon Warns Jan. 6 Panel

Convicted Trump ally says Republicans will investigate the Democratic investigators

(Newser) - After being found guilty of contempt of Congress on Friday, Steve Bannon went on Fox News to put Democratic lawmakers on notice of future retaliation. "We have to have a real Jan. 6 committee," Bannon told host Tucker Carlson, speaking of a Republican return to control of Congress....

Steve Bannon Guilty of Contempt of Congress
Steve Bannon Guilty
of Contempt of Congress
UPDATED

Steve Bannon Guilty of Contempt of Congress

He defied a subpoena from the Jan. 6 House committee

(Newser) - A federal jury convicted longtime Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon of contempt of Congress on Friday, reports the AP . The jury deliberated for just under three hours in finding Bannon guilty of defying a subpoena last fall from the Jan. 6 House panel. He was found guilty of two counts—...

In Bannon Trial, It's Already Time for Closing Arguments

Lawyers call for acquittal, arguing prosecution didn't prove contempt charge

(Newser) - Lawyers for Trump ally Steve Bannon did not call any witnesses and declined to have him testify in his contempt of Congress trial on Thursday. Instead, they argued the judge should just acquit him, saying prosecutors didn't prove their case. The decision to forego calling any witnesses in Bannon'...

Steve Bannon's Big Court Date Is Here
It's a Big Day
for Steve Bannon
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It's a Big Day for Steve Bannon

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in his rare contempt of Congress case

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's big day in court is still on track to begin Monday, though the possibility of a last-minute plea remains very much on the table. Coverage:
  • Contempt: Bannon faces rare contempt of Congress charges for failing to appear before the Jan. 6 House panel last fall despite being
...

Despite 180 on Testifying, Bannon Trial Still Starts Monday

Judge refuses to delay it

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday declined to delay the upcoming trial of Steve Bannon, a one-time adviser to former President Trump who faces contempt of Congress charges after refusing for months to cooperate with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Bannon is still scheduled to go on...

Bannon Tells Panel He'll Appear
Bannon Says He'll Testify

Bannon Says He'll Testify

Jan. 6 committee has 'many questions,' member says

(Newser) - Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist and ally of Donald Trump who faces criminal charges after months of defying a congressional subpoena over the Capitol riot, has told the House committee investigating the attack that he is now willing to testify. Bannon's turnabout was conveyed in a letter...

Ex-Trump Aide Navarro Indicted by Jan. 6 Panel

Former trade adviser did not show up for a deposition

(Newser) - Former White House official Peter Navarro was indicted Friday on contempt charges after defying a subpoena from the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, per the AP . Navarro is the second former Trump aide to be charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with...

Bannon's Co-Founder Pleads Guilty in 'Build the Wall' Scam

Brian Kolfage admits to taking hundreds of thousands in donors' money

(Newser) - Update: The co-founder of the project to raise money for a border wall pleaded guilty Thursday in a case that once included Steve Bannon, who was an adviser to former President Donald Trump. Brian Kolfage admitted to pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the AP reports, while promising that all...

Giuliani May Not Go the Route of Steve Bannon

'New York Times' reports he's in talks with House panel to testify about the Capitol riot

(Newser) - Trump allies Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows have defied the House panel investigating the Capitol riot to the extent that they now face the possibility of criminal charges. Rudy Giuliani may go a different route. The New York Times reports that Trump's longtime attorney is in negotiations to testify...

Jan. 6 Panel Recommends Contempt Charge for Meadows

Trump's former chief of staff sues committee

(Newser) - Update: The committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack says it is pursuing criminal contempt of Congress charges against Donald Trump's former chief of staff. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson said Wednesday that the panel had "no choice" but to advance charges after Mark Meadows failed to appear for...

Ex-Trump Aide Now Working With Jan. 6 Panel

Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff, avoids a possible contempt charge

(Newser) - Donald Trump's former chief of staff is cooperating with a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, putting off for now the panel's threat to hold him in contempt. But the panel “will continue to assess (Mark Meadows') degree of compliance,” said Rep. Bennie...

Bannon: Make My Court Documents Public

Former White House adviser argues there's 'no reason' for protective order

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is pushing for the release of court documents as he faces contempt of Congress charges. A "standard protective order for discovery" has been applied to the case, blocking the government and the defense from releasing relevant documents to the public, reports the Washington Post . But "members...

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