(TheRedAlertNews.com) – HAPPENING NOW: The United States Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to jail Steve Bannon for six months and fine him $200,000.
Bannon, who served as chief strategist in the administration of former President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump’s term, is currently a podcaster and political activist.
Bannon will be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty by a federal jury in Washington, DC, on two misdemeanor counts of contempt of Congress because he refused to provide testimony or documents subpoenaed by the United States House of Representatives Select January 6th Committee. Each count is punishable by at least 30 days and up to one year in jail.
According to The Washington Post:
“Federal prosecutors urged a judge Monday to make former president Donald Trump’s political confidant Stephen K. Bannon the first person to be incarcerated for contempt of Congress in more than half a century, recommending he serve six months in prison for refusing to cooperate with a House committee probing the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
“They also sought to fine Bannon the maximum $200,000 allowed because he refused to cooperate with court officials’ routine presentencing investigation and divulge his financial records.”
In its 24-page sentencing request, the Justice Department stated, in part:
“The rioters who overran the Capitol on January 6 did not just attack a building — they assaulted the rule of law upon which this country was built and through which it endures. By flouting the Select Committee’s subpoena and its authority, the Defendant exacerbated that assault. Such behavior cannot be tolerated, lest it become commonplace and accepted, and the important work of congressional committees like the Select Committee rendered impossible.”
Reportedly, Bannon’s attorneys will ask the judge to impose “a noncustodial sentence or probation.”
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