Jail Time Recommended For Steve Bannon Ahead Of Sentencing Hearing
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, who in July was found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by the Jan. 6 select committee. Bannon’s sentencing is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21.
The Department of Justice recommended that Bannon receive a six-month jail sentence and a $200,000 fine, arguing that he “pursued a bad-faith strategy of defiance and contempt.”
“The defendant flouted the Committee’s authority and ignored the subpoena’s demands,” prosecutors said in a court filing, Axios reports.
“For his sustained, bad-faith contempt of Congress, the Defendant should be sentenced to six months’ imprisonment—the top end of the Sentencing Guidelines’ range—and fined $200,000—based on his insistence on paying the maximum fine rather than cooperate with the Probation Office’s routine pre-sentencing financial investigation.”
A day after his conviction, Bannon said that he was willing to go to jail over his support for Donald Trump.
“I support Trump and the Constitution and if they want to put me in jail for that, so be it,” Bannon told Fox News host Tucker Carlson during an episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
On Friday, he may get just that.
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