Saturday, July 23, 2022

Steve Bannon convicted of two counts of contempt of Congress

I most recently wrote "'The wheels of justice are grinding slowly in this case, but I expect they will indeed grind exceedingly fine.' May they also grind exceedingly fine for Trump and his seditious supporters, if not as slowly" in Fulton County Grand Jury subpoenas Graham, Giuliani, Eastman, and others in Georgia election probe. One of The Former Guy's advisors is in the process of being ground into legal flour, as MSNBC reported BREAKING: Bannon Found Guilty By Jury On Both Contempt Of Congress Counts early this afternoon.

Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon was found guilty on one count of refusing to appear for a congressional deposition and one count of refusing to produce documents to the Jan. 6 committee. NBC News’ Pete Williams reports.
Bannon may have been pardoned for mail fraud, but he's almost certain to face jail time for contempt of Congress, barring the very rare event the judge reverses the guilty verdict (very unlikely considering that Bannon already has a sentencing date of October 21, three months away) or it's overturned on appeal (not unheard of, but again not likely).

Now some analysis from Ari Melber and his guests, beginning with Convicted: Trump Campaign Chief Bannon Guilty In Jan. 6 Case.

See the moment when news broke that Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress. Bannon was convicted by a jury for defying a congressional subpoena and stonewalling the January 6th Committee. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber reports on the case, and gives analysis on what it means for the first Trump aide to be convicted in the January 6th probe.
The legal analysts pointed out how quickly the jury deliberated (about an hour between MSNBC reporting that the case had gone to the jury and the report of the guilty verdicts), as well as the importance of the conviction.

Melber had more analysis in He’s Toast: Bannon Faces Mandatory Jail, Heat On Trump Over Aide’s Conviction.

Trump’s campaign chief Steve Bannon is found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress. Veteran federal prosecutor Joyce Vance joins MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaking down why Bannon faces one month to two years in a Washington D.C. jail.
"The guy who's blowing the whistle in the background is making more sense than the words that are coming out of Steve Bannon's mouth here." Hahahahaha! That was entertaining snark.

Speaking of entertainment, stay tuned for the next installment of the Emmy Awards series for the Sunday entertainment feature.

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