Former White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor for President Trump was found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress, for refusing to appear, despite a subpoena, to answer questions for the House select committee for January 6ths—Rep Liz Cheney’s show trial. Sentencing has yet to occur.
The verdict was rendered after only three hours of jury deliberation.
Bannon addressed the press two days ago, taking the opportunity to talk about the show trial nature of the J6 committee.
Bannon went FULL IRISH outside the Courthouse today and torched EVERYBODY pic.twitter.com/dLYr2fSQ2W
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 20, 2022
Bannon was indicted last November for refusing to appear at the J6 committee. He also refused to provide documents, asserting executive privilege under Trump, which is derived from the separation of powers doctrine of constitutional law.
Now that he has been found guilty, the charge is considered a misdemeanor crime, with each punishable count incurring a fine of up to $1,000 and 12 months in jail—as the maximum.
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According to NBC,
Upon sentencing, Bannon will face a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days incarceration and up to one year behind bars. He could also be fined between $100 and $100,000. He is expected to appeal.
“This case is not complicated, but it is important,” Assistant U.S.
Attorney Molly Gaston told jurors during closing arguments on Friday.
Bannon, Gaston argued, “did not want to recognize Congress’ authority” or play by the government’s rules.
Trump pardoned Bannon in 2020 for his involvement in the We Build The Wall Project. That pardon will not be applicable in this situation, as Banon’s contempt took place after the fact.
Bannon took the time to chastise Rep. Bennie Thompson, edited into a short video below.
This Bannon vid goes hard pic.twitter.com/YCTTlQ2KMW
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 22, 2022
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Justin Deschamps is a writer, epistemologist, and researcher discussing a wide range of topics for the betterment of well-being in and through the enhanced capacity to think critically, discern wisely, and bravely expose corruption. He also writes for several influential online series and writes, produces, and hosts the show Into The Storm on Rise.tv.