The US Department of Justice asked a judge on Monday to issue a sentence
Donald Trump’s former aide Steve Bannon received six months in prison for
refusing to testify in the January 6, 2021 congressional investigation
attack on the Capitol, Trend reports, citing Al
Bannon, a longtime political strategist and outspoken defender of
the former Republican president was found guilty in July on two counts
charges of contempt of Congress for disobeying a subpoena
The Justice Department said in a sentencing recommendation that
Bannon, 68, is to receive a six-month sentence and
paid a $200,000 fine for repeatedly trying to slow down
production, hinting that he might cooperate.
Bannon “has pursued an unscrupulous strategy of defiance and
contempt,” the department said.
A special House committee investigation portrays Bannon
last week as having advance knowledge of hardline Trump’s plan
supporters to attack the Capitol to thwart Democrat Joe Biden
be confirmed as the next president.
It also showed that he was advocating for Congress to block Biden — who
beat trump in the november 2020 election – from standing up
“The rioters who took over the Capitol on January 6th didn’t just do it
attack a building – they have encroached on the rule of law on which this
a state is built and through which it subsists,” the department
“Disregarding the subpoena of the Special Committee and its powers,
the defendant escalated this assault.
The maximum sentence for contempt of Congress is 12 months and
a fine of $100,000.
The department’s recommendation for six months in prison is at
the upper end of the standard sentencing guidelines, Calc
based on the context of the crime and the accused’s own justice
Sentencing is scheduled for October 21.
But Bannon, who currently streams political commentary
the Bannon War Room website may appeal the sentence, delaying
its implementation in the following year.