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Trump ally Steve Bannon to plead not guilty to contempt charges

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Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon will plead not guilty to criminal contempt charges on Wednesday after surrendering to the FBI earlier this week, according to a notice filed in court.

Driving the news: A grand jury indicted Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Jan. 6 select committee investigating the deadly riot.

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When entering the plea, Bannon asked to waive a formal arraignment that was scheduled for later this week.

The big picture: The select committee has subpoenaed dozens of former Trump aides as part of its investigation into the Capitol riot.

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