Former Donald Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s J6 probe.
Sources said the subpoena was sent in late May, according to NBC News.
The subpoena was reportedly for documents and testimony.
BREAKING: Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in Washington D.C. in connection with special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into J6.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) June 7, 2023
BREAKING: Former Trump White House official Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., in connection with special counsel Jack Smith’s Jan. 6 investigation and Trump’s efforts to stay in office, according to NBC News sources. pic.twitter.com/w2Bay4yK0j
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NBC News had the scoop:
The grand jury investigating Trump’s actions surrounding Jan. 6 and in connection with efforts to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power is separate from the grand jury in Miami that heard testimony on Wednesday about Trump’s handling of classified documents.
A spokesman for the special counsel declined to comment. Bannon’s attorney Harlan Protass declined to comment.
Bannon, who now hosts a podcast, was previously charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate after he received congressional subpoenas from the Jan. 6 committee, and was convicted of two charges in July 2022 following a jury trial. In October, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols sentenced Bannon to four months in federal prison, but suspended the sentence while Bannon pursued appeals.
In other news, Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team reportedly may indict Donald Trump “as early as next week” in the Mar-a-Lago documents case.
However, Donald Trump said nobody told him he’s being indicted.
“No one has told me I’m being indicted, and I shouldn’t be because I’ve done NOTHING wrong, but I have assumed for years that I am a Target of the WEAPONIZED DOJ & FBI, starting with the Russia, Russia, Russia HOAX, the “No Collusion” Mueller Report, Impeachment HOAX #1, Impeachment HOAX #2, the PERFECT Ukraine phone call, and various other SCAMS & WITCH HUNTS. A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE & ELECTION INTERFERENCE AT A LEVEL NEVER SEEN BEFORE. REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS MUST MAKE THIS THEIR # 1 ISSUE!!!” Trump commented on Truth Social.