Former White House official Steve Bannon has been sentenced for four months and a $6,000.00 fine for contempting Congress. Bannon was found guilty by ignoring a Jan. 6 committee subpoena.
Bannon was released in the midst of an appeal. Bannon must surrender by November 15, if an appeal is not filed, according to U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols.
Due to Steve Bannon ‘s failure to comply with a subpoena for his appearance before the House Select Committee investigating January 6, 2017, the Justice Department recommended that he be sentenced to six months in prison and a $200,000 penalty.
Bannon stated, “I want to say thank you all for coming,” as he entered the courthouse on Friday. Remember this illegitimate system, their judgment day will be on 8 November when the Biden administration ends. “I want to thank everyone for coming.”
He quickly added, “And remember, take out the CCP. We are grateful.
Watch Bannon’s comments 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
To avoid speaking before the committee about the attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, 2021, Bannon initially claimed executive privilege. However, prosecutors pointed out that he had left the White House by 2017.
This is a developing story…
BREAKING: Steve Bannon has been sentenced to four month imprisonment for contempt of Congress. The sentence will be delayed. https://t.co/drZ5hkF6zz
— CBS News (@CBSNews October 21, 2022