Stephen Bannon Sentenced To Prison For Defying Jan 6 Committee | Eastern North Carolina Now | Conservative radio host and former Trump advisor Stephen Bannon was sentenced to four months in jail on Friday for defying a subpoena for the January 6 Select Committee.

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    Conservative radio host and former Trump advisor Stephen Bannon was sentenced to four months in jail on Friday for defying a subpoena for the January 6 Select Committee.

    Bannon is set to be the first person in more than half-a-century to be jailed for refusing a Congressional subpoena. In addition to the expected lockup, Bannon has been fined $6,500. The judge in the case has stayed Bannon's penalty ahead of the commentator's expected appeal, according to The Washington Post.

    The sentence comes after a Washington D.C. jury convicted Bannon in July of two counts of contempt of Congress. Bannon was indicted after refusing to appear in front of the House January 6 committee for its investigation into the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021. During his trial, Bannon did not attempt a defense and his verdict was delivered after less than three hours of jury deliberation.

    "I only have one disappointment," Bannon told reporters after his guilty verdict. "And that is the gutless members of that show trial committee, the J6 Committee, didn't have the guts to come down here and testify in open court."

    Bannon's testimony was sought in connection with former President Donald Trump's role in the Capitol riot. The House committee investigating the event is made up almost entirely of Democrats with two Republicans: Reps. Liz Cheney (WY) and Adam Kinzinger (IL). Both Republicans joined the committee after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy refused to work with House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi to staff the committee. Pelosi had rejected several of McCarthy's suggested members.

    Bannon's prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Carl J. Nichols for a sentence of six months in jail and a fine of $200,000 because of his display of "a total disregard for government processes and the law." Bannon had requested probation.

    "Flaunting Congressional subpoenas betrays a lack of respect for the legislative branch, which exercises the will of the people of the United States," Nichols said during sentencing, according to WaPo. The judge also stated that Bannon "has expressed no remorse" for his failure to comply.

    Bannon has been a harsh critic of the January 6 committee and its investigation. He has referred to the committee as a "show trial" and called its chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS), "gutless."


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  Yes, it is important that Haters are named.
  No, Joe Biden cannot accept criticism when the real truth is his cruelest taskmaster.
  I have no idea what is going on because I only consume Democratic Socialist Media.
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In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
697 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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