- A grand jury indicted Steve Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress on Friday.
- The news broke as Bannon was hosting his daily “War Room” show.
- Video of Bannon showed an MSNBC headline on a TV behind him, which he seemed not to notice.
A clip from the stream shows Bannon seemingly oblivious as the news appeared on a TV behind him showing MSNBC.
Bannon was indicted by a grand jury over his refusal to cooperate with the Congressional investigation into the Capitol Riot on January 6.
Bannon continued to talk with his co-hosts about an NBC New York article on Chinese GOP voters as the MSNBC chyron flashed the words “Bannon indicted” on screen.
During the 52-minute podcast, Bannon did not mention his indictment at all. Insider was unable to reach him for comment.
His co-host Raheem Kassam suggested on Twitter that Bannon actually did know what was going on, but didn’t mention it to annoy left-wingers.
-Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) November 13, 2021
Friday’s charges came after Bannon refused to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot, the Department of Justice said.
Bannon refused to sit for a deposition and to produce relevant documents and communications to the panel.
The January 6 committee moved to pursue criminal contempt charges against him last month.
-Betsy Woodruff Swan (@woodruffbets) November 12, 2021
The proceedings against Bannon are the Department of Justice’s first major signal that it intends to take Congress’ criminal contempt referrals seriously, wrote Insider’s Eliza Relman and Sonam Sheth.