Steve Bannon, former advisor to then-President Donald Trump, received four months in prison and a $6,500 fine after being held in contempt of Congress, however, he will not actually serve any time behind bars until after an appeal is settled.
He spoke to the media immediately following his sentencing to express his respect for Judge Carl Nichols and the legal process but declared the “[President Joe] Biden regime” has to wait until November for its judgment
“This is democracy. The American people are weighing and measuring what went on at the Justice Department and how they comported themselves,” he explained to the cameras. “They are measuring that right now, and they will vote on November 8th.”
After declaring that voters will “put an end to the Biden administration” on Nov 8th, Bannon declared that the attorney general will share a similar fate.
“Merrick Garland will end up being the first attorney general that’s brought up on articles of impeachment, and he will be removed from office!’ he declared before leaving the mic.
Bannon speaks outside courtroom after sentence pic.twitter.com/WSpZR2YSjG
— ShapiroExposed.com (@JackPosobiec) October 21, 2022
Originally, the Department of Justice lobbied for a six-month sentence for the Trump ally, slamming down a massive $200,000 fine suggestion in addition to the prison time. Bannon’s team, on the other hand, argued that probation would be a more appropriate punishment.
As Bannon approached the courthouse Friday to learn his fate, protestors shouted typical talking points at him, calling him a “traitor” and a “fascist pig.” In response, he thanked them for coming, reminding them to “take down the CCP.”
Protesters yelled “traitor” and “fascist pig” at Steve Bannon as he arrived at court earlier this morning ahead of his sentencing for contempt of Congress. pic.twitter.com/ckuCyGMDRm
— The Recount (@therecount) October 21, 2022
After being found guilty of defying the subpoena issued by the congressional committee investigating the activities that took place on January 6, Bannon lashed out with claims that he was being targeted for supporting the former president.
“[The jury] came to their conclusion about what was put on in the- in that courtroom. But listen, in the closing argument, the prosecutor missed one very important phrase, right? ‘I stand with Trump and the Constitution, and I will never back off that, ever,’” he argued.
Judge Nichols reportedly called the events that took place on Jan. 6 “undeniably important” and made it clear that “respect for Congress” is crucial.
“Nichols: ‘The events of Jan. 6 were undeniably serious.’ Speaking of the rioters, he adds: ‘Many used violence against law enforcement officers and engaged in vandalism.’ ‘The Jan. 6 Committee thus has every reason to investigate what happened that day,'” tweeted Law&Crime editor Adam Klasfeld.
“The events of Jan. 6 were undeniably serious.”
Speaking of the rioters, he adds: “Many used violence against law enforcement officers and engaged in vandalism.”
“The Jan. 6 Committee thus has every reason to investigate what happened that day.”
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) October 21, 2022
The appeal is pending, and it remains to be seen how long it will take for Bannon to actually serve his jail time.
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