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A US House of Representatives committee investigating the 6 January Capitol riot has unanimously supported holding a onetime top aide of ex-President Donald Trump in contempt of Congress.

Steve Bannon was summoned to testify before the panel, but refused to do so.

If the full chamber approves the matter later this week, it would be referred to justice department, which has the final say on bringing charges.

If convicted, Mr Bannon could face a fine and up to one year in prison.

Mr Bannon – a former right-wing media executive who became Mr Trump’s chief strategist

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