A DC Jury found former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon guilty on two counts of Contempt of Congress on Friday.
Bannon could face up to one year in jail if not overturned.
A jury on Friday found former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for blowing off the Jan. 6 select committee.
Upon sentencing, Bannon will face a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days incarceration and up to one year behind bars. He could also be fined between $100 and $100,000. He is expected to appeal.
Bannon remained defiant after the ruling saying “If I go to jail, I go to jail. I will never back off.”
He is going to file an appeal.
Attorney Alan Dershowitz said he expects the conviction to be reversed and that the decision was “entirely in violation of the constitution.”
DERSH: Very likely the Bannon conviction gets reversed pic.twitter.com/el253vQZAW
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 23, 2022
From the video:
“Entirely predictable and entirely in violation of the Constitution. The only provision of the Constitution which appears basically twice is trial by jury, in front of a fair jury. Number one he didn’t have a fair jury. Number two the judge took his defenses away from him. The judge denied him a jury trial. They wouldn’t allow him to put on evidence that he believed there was an executive privilege involved and he wanted a judicial determination before he violated the executive privilege. That issue could not be presented to the jury.
As I predicted on this show and other shows before this conviction was a foregone conclusion. The only issue is will it be reversed by an appeal. Either by the appellate court in the District of Columbia or by the Supreme Court. I think its very likely that this conviction will be reversed at some point.“
Political prosecutions have no place in America!