(CNN) — A federal jury has found former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
Bannon faces a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail, under federal law.
The conviction is a boost to the House of Representatives’ Jan. 6 committee investigation and Congress’s power to subpoena documents and testimony. It is also a victory for the Justice Department, which is under intense scrutiny for its approach to matters related to the Jan. 6 attack.
After two days of hearing evidence and witness testimony, the jury reached a unanimous verdict in less than three hours.
Federal Judge Carl Nichols set Steve Bannon’s sentencing for October 21.
In the courtroom, Bannon smiled as the verdict was read. He looked back and forth between the courtroom deputy and the foreman.
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