10 things you need to know today: July 11, 2022

Trump ally Steve Bannon offers to testify to Jan. 6 panel, Russian rockets hit Ukraine apartment building, and more

Steve Bannon speaks regarding his indictment on June 15, 2022.
Steve Bannon speaks regarding his indictment on June 15, 2022.
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1. Trump ally Steve Bannon offers to testify to Jan. 6 panel

Former President Donald Trump's one-time strategist, Steve Bannon, has told the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack that he will drop his refusal to testify, The New York Times reported Sunday. Until Saturday, he had vowed to make the criminal contempt case against him for refusing to comply with the panel's subpoena into the "misdemeanor from hell" for the Justice Department, according to the Times. Bannon, an ally in Trump's effort to overturn his election loss, faced up to two years in jail and fines if found in contempt. Trump authorized him to testify, Bannon's lawyer told the committee in a letter, first reported by Britain's The Guardian. The committee holds a hearing Tuesday focused on extremist groups.

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