The Justice Department charged Bannon with contempt after the House of Representatives voted to send a criminal referral for his non-compliance for prosecution last year. The House committee, which wrapped up its final summer hearing on Thursday night, issued the subpoena in September 2021. Washington, D.C.: Juror reads verdict in criminal contempt case against Steve Bannon, July 22, 2022. Outside of the court, Bannon told reporters that he stood with Trump and the Constitution. Prosecutors declined to bring charges against two other former Trump White House officials who the House referred for contempt.