Indictment against Steve Bannon has been dismissed

Former President Trump issued a pardon for Bannon prior to leaving office.
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Steve Bannon August 2020
Steve Bannon August 2020
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An indictment against Steve Bannon was dismissed on Tuesday despite prosecutors' opposition to the move.

While former President Trump issued a pardon for Bannon prior to leaving office, prosecutors had argued that the indictment dismissal "could have a broader effect than the pardon itself, among other things potentially relieving Bannon of certain consequences not covered by the pardon," according to the Washington Times.

Bannon previously pled not guilty to charges alleging he and three other individuals defrauded people who made donations to construct a border wall.