Steve Bannon, former White House official and top aide to President Trump, has been sentenced to four months in prison and a $6,500 fine for contempt of Congress; Bannon was found guilty of ignoring a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee.
From Fox News:
Bannon was released pending appeal. If an appeal is not made, Bannon must surrender voluntarily by Nov. 15, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols ruled.
The Justice Department had recommended a six-month prison sentence and a $200,000 fine for former Trump aide Steve Bannon due to his failure to comply with a subpoena to appear before the House Select Committee investigating January 6.
“I want to thank all you guys for coming,” Bannon said entering the courthouse Friday. “Remember this illegitimate regime, their judgment day is on eight November when the Biden administration ends. I want to thank you all for coming.”
He quickly added, “And remember, take down the CCP. Thank you.”
Watch Bannon’s remarks below:
After being sentenced to 4 months in prison for criminal contempt of congress, Steve Bannon says AG Merrick Garland is going to be impeached pic.twitter.com/oK1cSJKPma
— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) October 21, 2022
Bannon had initially claimed executive privilege to avoid appearing before the committee to talk about the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, though prosecutors noted that he left the White House in 2017.
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BREAKING: Steve Bannon was sentenced to four months in prison for contempt of Congress. The sentence will be delayed. https://t.co/drZ5hkF6zz
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 21, 2022