Steven Bannon goes from defiant to begging for mercy after prosecutors recommend prison sentence: ‘I shouldn’t be jailed for listening to my lawyers’ – DeadState

This Monday, the Justice Department recommended that Steve Bannon spend six months in prison coupled with a $200,000 fine after he was convicted this summer on two criminal contempt charges after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Capitol riot.According to Mediaite, Bannon pleaded with the court to give him probation after he previously owed to fight the contempt charges and turn the case into “the misdemeanor from hell.” In their sentencing memo, federal prosecutors Federal said Bannon had repeatedly threatened outside the courtroom that he was going to “go medieval” on his opponents and compared the proceedings to a “Moscow show trial of the 1930s.”But now that he’s facing actual jail time Bannon is pleading for leniency.“Should a person who has spent a lifetime listening to experts – as a naval officer, investment banker, corporate executive, and Presidential advisor – be jailed for relying on the advice of his lawyers?” Bannon told the judge, apparently blaming his lawyers for his predicament.

Source: Steven Bannon goes from defiant to begging for mercy after prosecutors recommend prison sentence: ‘I shouldn’t be jailed for listening to my lawyers’ – DeadState

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