A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump’s former advisor Steve Bannon to 4 months in prison on Friday for defying a subpoena to testify before Congress about January 6.
The Department of Justice asked the judge to sentence Bannon to 6 months in prison and a $200,000 fine on the misdemeanor charge.
Bannon’s sentence is on hold while he appeals his conviction, according to the DailyMail.com.
The January 6 committee claims former President Donald Trump (L) spoke with his advisor in phone calls on January 5.
The committee wants to know what Trump and Bannon spoke about. But Bannon refused to testify.
As he walked into court on Friday, Bannon told reporters, “Remember this is an illegitimate regime. Their judgment day is on the 8th of November when the Biden administration ends.”
Bannon argued he had “executive privilege”, but the judge said he was a private citizen when January 6 happened.
Bannon lashed out at the Biden administration as he left court on Friday.
“Today was my judgment day,” he said. “On November 8th it’s going to be judgment day on the illegitimate Biden regime and quite frankly, Nancy Pelosi and the entire committee.”
He then predicted Attorney General Merrick Garland would be impeached by a Republican Congress after November 8.
“Merrick Garland will end up being the first attorney general that’s brought up on charges of impeachment. He will be removed from office.”
Another Trump advisor, Peter Navarro, is also charged with defying a subpoena and stands trial in November.