Ex-aide to the 45th President of the United States was previously charged with contempt of Congress.

The ex-aide of the 45th American president of Republican Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon, who was previously charged with contempt of the U.S. Congress, surrendered to the authorities, he was taken into custody. This was reported on Monday by the Associated Press (AP).

According to the AP, the first hearings in the Bannon case will be held later on Monday.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Bannon, a political consultant, was charged for failing to attend a hearing in the special committee of the lower house of Congress, which is investigating the circumstances of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, and for refusing to provide the documents required of him. On each of the two counts, he could face from 30 days to one year in prison and a fine of $100 to $1 thousand.