Former Trump adviser Bannon sentenced for contempt of Congress

Steve Bannona key associate of the former president donald trump and an influential figure on the American right, was condemned this friday for contempt of congress for defying subpoena of the committee investigating the attack on capitola big win for the Democratic-led panel.

A jury found Bannon, 68, guilty of two charges for refusing to provide testimony or documents to the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack by Trump supporters.

Each charge of contempt of Congress is punishable by 30 days to a year behind bars and a fine of 100 to 100 thousand dollars. District Judge Carl Nichols set the date for the sentence for October 21.

The verdict of the jury, made up of eight men and four women, after less than three hours of deliberations, is the first successful contempt of Congress prosecution since 1974, when a judge convicted G. Gordon Liddy, a conspirator in the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Bannon was a key adviser to the Presidential campaign republican Trump in 2016, and then his top White House strategist in 2017. He has also played a pivotal role in the right-wing media.

The conviction may bolster the committee’s position as it tries to obtain testimony and documents from others close to Trump, who last year asked his associates not to cooperate with the committee, accusing it of trying to harm him politically.

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