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Steve Bannon’s nihilist fight with the Jan. 6 Committee — in which the right-wing podcaster and one-time Donald Trump adviser ignored a congressional subpoena and ended up convicted of a crime — cost him more than half a million dollars, reports the Daily Beast. And that’s not to mention the four-month jail sentence he’ll start if his appeal fails or the $6,500 fine that goes along with it. Instead, Bannon’s $601,000 bill comes entirely in the form of legal bills—most of which remain unpaid to this day.
“The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued subpoenas on Thursday to five Republican members of Congress, including Representative Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader, who refused to meet with the panel voluntarily,” the New York Times reports. “The committee’s leaders had previously been reluctant to issue subpoenas to their fellow lawmakers. That is an extraordinarily rare step for most congressional committees to take, though the House Ethics Committee, which is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct by members, is known to do so.”