Steve Bannon files notice of appeal in contempt of Congress conviction

Steve Bannon files notice of appeal in contempt of Congress conviction

Steve Bannon, a one-time adviser to former President Donald Trump, filed formal discover in federal court docket on Friday that he would enchantment his conviction and sentence on two counts of contempt of Congress.

Bannon was discovered responsible in July on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to offer paperwork or testimony to a Home of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riots on the US Capitol.

In October a federal choose sentenced the 68-year-old political strategist to 4 months in jail. The choose, who additionally fined him $6,500, allowed him to defer serving his sentence whereas he pursued appeals.

Bannon, who served as Trump’s chief White Home strategist in 2017, helped articulate the “America First” populism and stout opposition to immigration that partially outlined Trump’s presidency.

Bannon has additionally performed an instrumental function in conservative media and has promoted right-wing causes and candidates in america and overseas.

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