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Steve Bannon will have to spend four months behind bars for his refusal to cooperate with Congress on the investigation into the Capitol riots

Steve Bannon, former adviser to the 45th US President Donald Trump, was sentenced to four months in prison and fined $6,500 for contempt of Congress. The charges stem from Bannon’s refusal to provide documents or testify before the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols handed down the sentence, with Bannon allowed to delay serving his sentence while he appeals the decision. Her defense team said they intend to do so, for which they have two weeks.

Last July, Bannon was found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a House Select Committee subpoena.

Commenting on Friday’s verdict, prosecutor JP Cooney said Bannon chose to “a snub to Congress.” He “is not above the law, and that’s what makes this case important,” added the official.

The former Trump adviser conceded that “today was my day of judgment by the judgeadding, however, that “on November 8, they are going to have a judgment on the illegitimate Biden regime, and quite frankly, [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and the whole committee– an apparent reference to the upcoming midterm elections. In the vote, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be up for grabs.

According to the January 6 congressional committee, Bannon had spoken with Trump at least twice the day before the unrest. It is also believed that he stated on his podcast that “all hell is going to break loose tomorrow.

A conservative Brandon, Bannon played a pivotal role in articulating Trump’s “America First” philosophy. The ex-adviser is known to be a fierce critic of the Biden administration.


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