Jury selection ongoing in Trump ex-adviser Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Jury selection began on Monday in the criminal trial of Steve Bannon, a prominent former presidential aide to Donald Trump, for defying a subpoena from a congressional panel investigating last year’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Bannon, 68, is facing two misdemeanor counts of contempt of Congress after he declined to provide testimony or documents to the Democratic-led House of Representatives select committee. As of midday, eight potential jurors had been deemed qualified to serve in the trial after questioning by lawyers for both side…

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