Former Trump adviser, Steve Bannon, was found guilty of two charges of contempt of Congress by a federal jury on July 22. The host of the podcast “War room” reportedly refused to comply with a subpoena that was issued by the January 6 select committee investigating the 2021 attack on the Capitol.
On Monday of this week, the Department of Justice recommended that Bannon be sentenced to prison for six months and he was also given a $200,000 fine.
In the sentencing memorandum from the Department of Justice that was filed on October 17, it accused Bannon of pursuing “a bad-faith strategy of defiance and contempt,” claiming he “flouted the [Jan. 6] Committee’s authority and ignored the subpoena’s demands.”
“For his sustained, bad-faith contempt of Congress, the Defendant should be sentenced to six months’ imprisonment—the top end of the Sentencing Guidelines’ range—and fined $200,000—based on his insistence on paying the maximum fine rather than cooperate with the Probation Office’s routine pre-sentencing financial investigation,” the recommendation said.
The DOJ also accused Bannon of employing “hyperbolic and sometimes violent rhetoric to disparage the Committee’s investigation, personally attack the Committee’s members, and ridicule the criminal justice system.”
One of Bannon’s comments that were considered to be an attack was, “This is going to be the misdemeanor from hell for Merrick Garland, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden. Joe Biden ordered Merrick Garland to prosecute me from the White House lawn when he got off of Marine One.”
Bannon’s lawyer said at the time: “There is nothing about this case that reflects the pursuit of the equal justice under the law. This thing was a scam from the beginning. The committee that was convened here was convened exclusively of people who have made pre-judgements and announced them publicly. The chair of the committee sued President Trump personally.”
Steve Bannon joined us for his first interview since his guilty verdict. pic.twitter.com/GEMyrix6Li
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) July 23, 2022
The DOJ wants to throw Steve Bannon in jail for 6 months and fine him hundreds of thousands.
Meanwhile, the 2020 summer rioters continue to run free after burning businesses to the ground.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) October 17, 2022