Steve Bannon pleads not guilty before appearing in court on contempt of court

Bannon faces two counts of insulting Congress by insulting a House committee investigating the January 6 violence at the Capitol.

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Steve Bannon, a former senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit Wednesday denying allegations of contempt of Congress.

"With this I dismiss the legal case and file my claim that I am NOT guilty," Banon said in a file. The motion must be signed by the trial judge.

The move is unusual, as Bannon, 67, is still expected to attend a conference in the courtroom on Thursday.

In the file, Bannon said the application avoids "the need for a trial during a state hearing scheduled for November 18, 2021, which I will attend with my attorneys."

Bannon's lawyer, David Schoen, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He told CNBC that the first application "will help make the process work."

A federal judge has been charged with Bannon last week on two counts of insulting Congress for insulting subpoena and for refusing to answer questions from a House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6 violence in the U.S. Capitol.

One of the allegations was that he refused to appear in court to answer questions about his knowledge of the plot, while another refused to produce documents requested by the committee. Bannon's lawyers have said he did this to honor the wishes of Trump, who is planning to demand the upper hand.

The committee argued that the right of the executive council should not be extended to Bannon, because he did not work for the White House during the riots, and that he should at least appear for questioning and tell the panel what documents he controlled.

If convicted, Bannon could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $ 100,000.

He expressed his contempt before handing himself over to government officials on Monday, saying, "We are taking over the Biden government."

"They got married to the wrong man for this," he said. Steve Bannon filed a lawsuit before appearing in court on charges of contempt.

Bannon faces two counts of insulting Congress by insulting a House committee investigating the January 6 violence at the Capitol.

Steve Bannon, a former senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit Wednesday denying allegations of contempt of Congress.

"With this I dismiss the legal case and file my claim that I am NOT guilty," Banon said in a file. The motion must be signed by the trial judge.

The move is unusual, as Bannon, 67, is still expected to attend a conference in the courtroom on Thursday.

In the file, Bannon said the application avoids "the need for a trial during a state of the art conference scheduled for November 18, 2021, which I will attend with my attorneys."

Bannon's lawyer, David Schoen, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He told CNBC that the first application "will help make the process work."

A federal judge has been charged with Bannon last week on two counts of insulting Congress for insulting subpoena and for refusing to answer questions from a House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6 violence in the U.S. Capitol.

One of the charges was a refusal to appear before the tribunal to answer questions about his knowledge of the plot, and the other was to refuse to produce documents requested by the committee. Bannon's lawyers have said he did this to honor the wishes of Trump, who is planning to demand the upper hand.

The committee argued that the right of the executive council should not be extended to Bannon, because he did not work for the White House during the riots, and that he should at least appear for questioning and tell the panel what documents he controlled.

If convicted, Bannon could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $ 100,000.

He expressed his contempt before handing himself over to government officials on Monday, saying, "We are taking over the Biden government."

"This time they took the wrong guy," he said.