Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon was sentenced on Friday to four months and fined $6,500 after being found guilty of acting in contempt of Congress.
Yahoo reported: Prosecutors had asked the federal court in Washington, D.C., to send Bannon to prison for six months and fine him $200,000.
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols reportedly told the court that others must be deterred from similarly flouting congressional authority.
Outside the courthouse, Bannon decried the “illegitimate regime” of President Joe Biden.
“Their judgment day is on November 8, when the Biden administration ends,” Bannon told reporters gathered outside the building, which does not allow cameras inside.
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Bannon declined to make a statement in court on his own behalf.
If he doesn’t appeal, Bannon will have to report to prison no later than November 15
As investigative journalist Julie Kelly pointed out, the Department of Justice extended Steve Bannon’s jail sentence because he mocked the Democrat Party’s January 6 Committee and Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Fang-Fang Swalwell.