Steve Bannon, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, turned himself in to federal authorities on Monday, days after being indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress.
Bannon, 67, spoke with the media as he entered the FBI’s Washington field office and live streamed on Conservative social media site Gettr saying, “I don’t want anybody to take their eye off the ball what we do every day.”
“We got the Hispanics going on our side, Americans coming on our side. We’re taking down the Biden regime,” he said while plugging some of his guests on his show “War Room.”
“Remember, signal, not noise,” he said. “This is all noise, that’s signal.”
Bannon’s surrender comes three days after he was indicted on Friday by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress for flouting a subpoena issued by the Democrat-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot — refusing to show up to testify, citing Trump’s argument that his conversations with the ex-president should be protected under “executive privilege.”
He faces a minimum of 60 days in jail if convicted on both counts and up to a total of two years in jail with fines of up to $2,000.
Bannon is expected to appear in District Court later Monday.