In the courtroom, Bannon smiled as they read the verdict. He looked back and forth between the courtroom deputy and the foreperson.
Bannon faces a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail, according to federal law.
The conviction is a boost for the House Jan. 6 Committee’s investigation and the congressional power to subpoena documents and testimony. It is also a victory for the Justice Department, which is under intense scrutiny for its approach to matters related to the Jan. 6 attack.
Bannon’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 21 when he will face a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 30 days and up to one year behind bars. He could also be fined $100 to $100,000. He is expected to appeal.
The jury in the contempt trial of Steve Bannon has reached a verdict.
It comes roughly three hours after jury members left the courtroom to begin deliberations.
Steve Bannon, who served as former President Donald Trump’s chief strategist before departing the White House in August 2017, is on trial for defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.