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Top Trump Aide Steve Bannon Guilty Of Contempt Of Congress

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  • A jury needed just three hours to find Steve Bannon guilty of contempt of Congres.
  • Bannon tried to point to his recent offer to testify before the House January 6 committee.
  • Prosecutors argued that Bannon saw himself as “above the law” and brazenly defied the House.
  • The last time someone convicted of the misdemeanor charge went to jail was 88 years ago.
  • Sentencing is set for a later date and Bannon faces 30 days to a year behind bars.

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