Joe Biden’s politicized Justice Department is recommending that one of former President Donald Trump’s top adviser spend some time behind bars for the ‘high crime’ of ignoring a congressional subpoena.
“For his sustained, bad-faith contempt of Congress, the Defendant should be sentenced to six months’ imprisonment – the top end of the Sentencing Guidelines’ range – and fined $200,000 – based on his insistence on paying the maximum fine rather than cooperate with the Probation Office’s routine pre-sentencing financial investigation,” the department said in a court filing on Monday regarding Steve Bannon.
The filing also said that Bannon “freely answered questions about his family, professional life, personal background, and health. But the Defendant refused to disclose his financial records, instead insisting that he is willing and able to pay any fine imposed, including the maximum fine on each count of conviction.”
“The rioters who overran the Capitol on January 6 did not just attack a building – they assaulted the rule of law upon which this country was built and through which it endures. By flouting the Select Committee’s subpoena and its authority, the Defendant exacerbated that assault,” the department charged.
Earlier this summer, famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz explained why he doesn’t believe that Bannon’s conviction will hold up under legal scrutiny in an appearance on Newsmax TV with host Greta Van Susteren.
“What do you think of this verdict, and what do you think of what’s likely to happen to him?” Van Sustren asked.
“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,” he said.
“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 it’s very likely that this conviction will be reversed at some point,” he said.
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— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 23, 2022