Steve Bannon freed after questioning in Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s former top strategist Steve Bannon was released from a three-day detention on Tuesday after answering questions from federal investigators about his role in the 2016 campaign. Bannon was arrested at his…

Steve Bannon freed after questioning in Russia probe

President Donald Trump’s former top strategist Steve Bannon was released from a three-day detention on Tuesday after answering questions from federal investigators about his role in the 2016 campaign.

Bannon was arrested at his home on Saturday and charged with making false statements to investigators about discussions he had about a plan to ensure Congress had access to the private data of millions of voters during the 2016 election. He was released on a $250,000 bond with an order to report to authorities every day at 10 a.m.

Bannon will be required to wear a monitoring device and adhere to a “no contact” order with Russia-linked lobbyists, some of whom were swept up in a separate criminal probe about the Kremlin’s election interference. Bannon was interviewed for nearly four hours at a Washington detention center on Saturday.

Bannon faces a maximum of five years in prison if convicted.

Bannon resigned from his White House post in August 2017. In the past week, he has been making headlines, for some people’s grievances and for others reasons. Late Tuesday afternoon, he was pushed out as executive chairman of Breitbart News.

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