The Department of Justice has recommend a 6-month prison term and a fine of $200,000 for Steve Bannon who is a longtime friend of former US President Donald Trump after he was found guilty of contempt for defying a subpoena to appear before the House of Committee regarding the US Capitol incident.
A statement asking for Bannon to be sentence indicates that the former accepted to assist in the investigation of the unfortunate incident that happened at the US Capital on January 6. But Steve Bannon has become defiant and unwilling to assist investigators in the matter hence the decision to sentence him.
The committee set up to investigate the incident sought for documents and testimony from the defendant which is key to the ongoing investigation. Investigators had interest in the defendant’s side of the story on the cause of the violence that erupted from a peaceful transfer of power. But Steve K. Bannon chose to flout and disrespect the request of the committee.
Federal judge Carl Nichols will sentence Bannon on Friday at 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Washington, D.C. Before noon on Monday, his attorneys are anticipated to turn in their own sentencing document.
Prosecutors will provide a detailed account of Bannon and his legal team’s months-long effort to avoid helping the select committee’s investigation into the attack at teh US Capitol on January 6 in their sentence recommendation.
The Department has also revealed the scheme Bannon’s lawyer Evans Corcoran came up with after his attorney’s failed in their attempt to dismiss the case. The lawyer contacted the January 6th committee and indicated Bannon would only cooperate when the committee has urged DOJ to drop it charges.
The committee refused Corcoran’s proposal and since then, Bannon’s lawyer hasn’t being in touch with government.
Prosecutors have disclosed that during an interview with Bannon, the latter gave cursory information about his family, personal life and health. He resisted giving out information concerning his finances with claim that he will be able to pay any fine imposed on him.