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US Seeks 6-Month Sentence for Steve Bannon in Contempt Case

  • Prosecutors also asked for $200,000 fine for defying subpoena
  • Bannon’s lawyers asked for probation or home confinement
Steve Bannon exits Manhattan State Supreme Court in New York, on Sept. 8.

Steve Bannon exits Manhattan State Supreme Court in New York, on Sept. 8.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
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Steve Bannon, a longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, should go to prison for six months and pay a $200,000 fine after a jury found him guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena, according to a government sentencing memorandum.

Bannon’s refusal to cooperate with the House Jan. 6 committee “has exacerbated the assault on the Capitol,” the government said in a harshly worded document filed in federal court in Washington on Monday.