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The House of Representatives voted Thursday to prosecute Congressman Steve Bannon, an ally of former President Donald Trump, for refusing to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives on the 6th of January.

Mr Bannon, 67, was one of the architects of the tycoon's victorious 2016 campaign.

Although he held no office on Jan. 6, Steve Bannon was reportedly talking to the former president in the days leading up to the bloody Capitol attack, according to the commission investigating the former president's role in the events.

Despite being summoned to testify, he did not show up last week.

"We can not allow anyone to derail our work because it is very important: to ensure that the future of American democracy is secure and secure," said Benny Thompson, chairman of the House of Representatives.

Following the vote in the House of Representatives, federal prosecutors will be called upon to decide whether he should be charged. Even if they do, the legal battle could take months, if not years, which can delay and undermine the investigation.

Mr. Bannon's testimony was considered substantial, as it could provide insight into Donald Trump's actions before and during the attack.

"According to reports, Steve Bannon was aware of the events of January 6 before they unfolded, played a role in several ways related to the attack and has been very honest about it," said the Democratic House Speaker. Representative, Nancy Pelosi.

Steve Bannon has said that Donald Trump's lawyers advised him not to appear before the committee, citing the presidential privilege to declare certain information confidential. The commission and the Democrats argue that only the incumbent president has this privilege, so Mr. Trump does not retain it.

The 220 Democrats yesterday voted in favor of the decision to entrust to prosecutors the possible prosecution of Steve Bannon.

The leader of the Republican caucus in the House, Kevin McCarthy, who had initially called for an inquiry but tried to oppose it in the months that followed, called on members of the House to vote no.

Nevertheless, nine Republicans voted yes, including Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the committee of inquiry, one of the few voices in her party that opposes Donald Trump.

The other member of the GOP committee, Adam Kinzinger, who also supported the prosecution, justified his vote with the tip "no one is above the law".

If convicted, Mr Bannon could face a fine of between 1 and 12 months in prison.

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