Steve Bannon was convicted in July of obstructing an investigation into the attack on Congressional headquarters in Washington. His sentencing will be announced on Friday.
A six-month prison sentence was sought against Steve Bannon on Monday. A former adviser to Donald Trump was convicted in July Disruption of investigation About the attack on the Capitol.
A judge in Washington is scheduled to sentence the 68-year-old, a figurehead of America’s right-wing populism, on Friday. The defense sent him arguments before the hearing.
In their memo, the attorneys cited Steve Bannon’s “disobedience, bad faith and contempt” for the subpoena of the January 6, 2021 subcommittee investigating the attack.
For adhering to this approach to the end, “he was sentenced to 6 months in prison – the maximum amount of punishment – and a fine of 200,000 dollars”, they add in a document attached to the procedure.
Punishment at home?
His case “deals with broad issues important to all Americans,” his lawyers countered, asking for a suspended parole sentence as a result of his appeal hearing. If this option is not chosen, “Mr. Bannon will be asked to serve his sentence at home,” they say.
Steve Bannon is considered one of the architects of Donald Trump’s victory in 2016. Even after his ouster from the White House in August 2017, he remained close to the president and spoke with him the day before the attack against the congressional seat.
Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed to testify and file documents by a congressional inquiry tasked with shedding light on Donald Trump’s role in the coup to determine the nature of their discussions.
He refused, citing the right of presidents to keep certain conversations secret, and was accused of “obstructing” the work of Congress.
During his trial in federal court in Washington in July, he did not present witnesses and did not speak. Jurors found him guilty after less than three hours of deliberation.
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