👇👇👇 Steve Bannon charged with two counts of contempt of Congress after refusing to testify and comply with subpoenas issued by the House committee investigating the Jan 6th attack on the Capitol.
The Justice Department has said that Bannon is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Monday and would then be court later that day.
One count refers to Bannon’s refusal to appear for a deposition and the second is for his refusal to produce documents for the committee.
Justice Dept says each count carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail.

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Will be at 1515.
Question secured by Lord Foulkes.
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Phone buzzing with hopeful leaseholders after M Gove's appearance at the Select Committee today: "The govt has a responsibility to make buildings safe but we also have a responsibility to relieve some of the responsibility faced by leaseholders atm, who are innocent parties...
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Difference in attitudes between Conservative intakes (which has been reported on) on display in the debate.
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NEW: SNP’s Pete Wishart writes this letter to Commissioner of Police Cressida Dick asking the Met to open a formal investigation into the series of peerages given to people who have been/are Conservative Party treasurers and donors.
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SNP say the letter has been received and they’ve been assured of a response as soon as reasonably possible.
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Instead it’ll be Steve Barclay, the Cabinet Office minister.
Last night Keir Starmer called for an apology from the Prime Minister for the government’s conduct throughout the affair. PM appears to have given him his answer 👇
PM says there’s been “absolutely no discussion” about a peerage for OP.

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