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The United States has sought a six-month prison sentence against former Trump adviser Steve Bannon

The United States has sought a six-month prison sentence against former Trump adviser Steve Bannon

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The US justice system is seeking a six-month prison sentence for former adviser to President Trump, Steve Bannon. He has become In the month of July He has already been found guilty of contempt of the US Parliament, but no sentence has yet been determined. That will happen this weekend.

Bannon was impeached by a House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol for failing to appear. He also refused to provide the committee with documents that could help in the investigation.

The group wanted to hear from Bannon because he had been in contact with President Trump the day before the Capitol riots. In a podcast later that day, he said “all hell will break loose” in protests against Trump’s election loss. The next day, angry mobs stormed the Capitol, which houses the US Congress, without intervention from the president.

Bannon has not held an official position with Trump for a long time. He served as an adviser to Trump early in his presidency, but was fired in 2017.

Conditional sentence

Although that is not legally possible, Bannon’s lawyers have requested a suspended sentence. The two offenses he was charged with carry a minimum jail term of one month. In addition to the prison sentence, the Justice Department has requested a $200,000 fine. The judge will rule on Friday.

Trump himself Last week Subpoenaed by the Commission of Inquiry into the Capitol Riots. “He’s a key figure,” the Democratic leader said. “So we want to hear him. He needs to be held accountable.”