DOJ seeks 6-month prison sentence for Steve Bannon

Posted on AllSides October 17th, 2022
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The Department of Justice on Monday recommended that former Trump adviser Steve Bannon receive a six-month jail sentence and a $200,000 fine for defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 select committee.

Driving the news: The DOJ in the Monday filing said that Bannon from the moment that he accepted the subpoena "has pursued a bad-faith strategy of defiance and contempt."

"The defendant flouted the Committee's authority and ignored the subpoena's demands."

"For his sustained, bad-faith contempt of Congress, the Defendant should be sentenced to six months' imprisonment—the top end of the Sentencing...

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