The former head of the far-right Breitbart website was convicted by a jury last July on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with the investigative committee. The panel believes Bannon is a key witness in the Capitol storming investigation.
According to the panel, the right-wing populist spoke to Trump the day before the storm. On his own podcast at the time, Bannon also predicted that “all hell would break loose” the next day.
Black day in US history
Radical Trump supporters stormed Congress as Trump’s rival Joe Biden was officially confirmed to win the November 2020 presidential election. The storming of the Capitol with five dead and nearly 140 injured police officers caused worldwide panic and is considered a black day in the history of US democracy.
The parliamentary inquiry committee has been working on the incident since last year. Most recently, the panel decided on a spectacular move to subpoena Trump last week. The former president has yet to say whether he is ready to testify.
Bannon was a central figure in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. After Trump’s election victory, he became the White House’s chief strategist. Trump fired him in August 2017. The two right-wing populists then became close again.