Steve Bannon, a former member of the Trump White House, was given a four-month prison term and a $6,500 fine for contempt of Congress.
Bannon disregarded a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee and was later found guilty of contempt of Congress.
“I just want to say that I respect the judge and that he made the decision to impose the sentence he did today.” After the punishment, Bannon remarked, “I’ve been completely respectful to this entire process on the legal side.”
Judge rejects Steve Bannon’s request for a new trial following his conviction.
Bannon was granted temporary release as his legal counsel vowed to file an appeal. Bannon must voluntarily surrender by November 15 if no appeal is made, according to US District Judge Carl Nichols.
On election day, Bannon predicted that his political rivals would lose their seats.
Because the former Trump assistant disobeyed a summons to appear before the House Select Committee looking into the matter on January 6, the Justice Department had suggested a six-month prison term and a $200,000 fine for him.
As he entered the courthouse on Friday, Bannon remarked, “I want to thank all of you folks for attending.” “Keep in mind that this unjust government will face judgment on November 8 when the Biden administration expires.” I want to thank everyone who came.
FOR IGNORING THE JAN. 6 HEARING SUBPOENA, STEVE BANNON WAS FOUND GUILTY OF CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS
And remember, take down the CCP, he swiftly added. I’m grateful.
In order to punish Bannon for his “bad faith” actions both inside and outside of court, federal prosecutors argued for a sentence of at least six months.
Federal prosecutors claimed on Monday that the defendant, Stephen K. Bannon, “had pursued a bad-faith strategy of resistance and contempt” since accepting service of a subpoena from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.