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Steve Bannon contempt of Congress conviction can stand: Appeals court

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2024
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Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the criminal contempt of Congress conviction for Steve Bannon, a podcast host and former Trump White House aide who refused to testify and give documents to the now-defunct House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The 20-page decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means it is more likely that Bannon may soon face a sentence of four months in jail for his conviction.

Bannon was initially sentenced in 2022, but the judge overseeing his case...

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