'The stakes are enormous': Bannon case tests Congress' power
October 21, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is expected to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. It's up to the Justice Department, and the courts, to determine what happens next.
As lawmakers ready a Thursday vote to send a contempt referral to the U.S. attorney's office in Washington, there's considerable uncertainty about whether the Justice Department will prosecute Bannon for refusing to cooperate with the investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection, despite Democratic demands for action.
The outcome could determine not only the effectiveness of the House investigation, but the strength of...