Steve Bannon convicted for criminal contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon, once a political advisor for former President Trump, has been sentenced to four months in incarceration and fined $6,500 for criminal contempt of Congress, which is the act of intentionally interfering with congressional action. 

Steve Bannon left the White House in 2017 and has since spread conspiracy theories on his podcast in order to target his “political enemies.” These conspiracy theories often were attached to QAnon and subtly advocated for the January 6th insurrection at the capitol. 

Bannon disregarded any demands for documents and testimony by the committee investigating the insurrection. The committee also questioned Bannon’s comments before January 6th saying that “all hell is going to break loose tomorrow.”

Bannon continued to make similar statements to reporters after the trial.

During the trial, Bannon placed no defense for himself and refused to cooperate with the probation office.

The trial took less than three hours to convict Bannon. He is currently sentenced to be incarcerated for four months with his appeal pending.