Stephen K. Bannon was indicted today by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon To Remain Free Pending Appeal After Being Sentenced To Four Months

A federal judge on Friday sentenced Steve Bannon to four months in prison for defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots.

A federal judge on Friday sentenced Steve Bannon to four months in prison for defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots.

The judge said the former Trump strategist can remain free pending appeals of his conviction.

“The sentence I am imposing reflects the fact that there can be more culpable ways to be in contempt of Congress than Mr. Bannon’s conduct,” U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols said. “But I do believe Mr. Bannon does have some culpability here.”

Bannon was subpoenaed by the panel in September of last year after he failed to provide the required documents or testimony as he railed against the committee, and claimed that he was unable to comply with the committee’s subpoena due to executive privilege.

However, the panel sought to speak to Bannon about events that occurred well after his time in the White House. 

Federal prosecutors had recommended a six-month prison sentence and $200,000 fine for what they described in court documents as Mr. Bannon’s “bad-faith strategy of defiance and contempt.”

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