Steve Bannon, the host of “War Room” and a previous White House advisor for President Trump, was sentenced Friday morning to four months in prison for defying a congressional subpoena from the Jan. 6 Committee, according to multiple sources.
Per Just the News, the judge also tacked on a $6,500 fine to Bannon’s four-month sentence, while allowing for a potential suspension of prison time if he filed an appeal.
The verdict in the case comes after Bannon was found guilty in July of two counts of contempt for refusing to show up for a deposition in front of the Jan. 6 panel and for further failing to provide documents related to the subpoena, as previously reported by RSBN.
Per Just the News, federal prosecutors had recommended a six-month prison sentence for Bannon, as well as a whopping $200,000 fine.
Bannon commented to the press after his sentencing on Friday, stating:
“Today was my judgement day by the judge…[I’ll] have a very vigorous appeals process, I’ve got a great legal team…there’ll be multiple areas of appeal. But, as that sign says right there…on November 8th…there’s gonna have judgement on the illegitimate Biden regime and quite frankly…Nancy Pelosi and the entire committee. And we know which way that’s going.”
Bannon’s legal woes have gone well beyond his conviction of contempt of the partisan Jan. 6 Committee’s subpoena. In September, he was also indicted on multiple counts and arraigned in New York State. Per RSBN, Bannon was charged with several counts including scheme to defraud, money laundering, and conspiracy in relation to his “We Build the Wall” campaign.
In a statement made after his arraignment, Bannon said that “the Soros-backed DA has now decided to pursue phony charges against me 60 days before the midterm election because WarRoom is the major source of the MAGA grassroots movement.”
In that case, Bannon will be headed back to court to face those charges in November 2023.