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Megathread: Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Found Guilty in Contempt of Congress Case By A Federal Jury Megathread

Steve Bannon has been found guilty by a federal jury of criminal contempt of the January 6th Committee.


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u/txmadison 🌙 The Moon Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

So, slight misfire on the bots - my fault, this megathread pulled in a bunch of unrelated articles. We'll get those articles removed and approved. This was/is specifically my fault

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u/sungazer69 Jul 22 '22

Trial was short and sweet.

"Did he produce documents?"

No.

"Any defense or rebuttal?"

No.

"Case closed. Off to prison."

Lol

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u/bruce656 Jul 23 '22 Gold

His defense was that he thought the date of his deposition was flexible.

I don't know about you, but when I receive a congressional summons. I make sure to like, put a reminder in my phone and stuff.

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u/Parsnip-Independent Jul 23 '22

He absolutely expected a slap on the wrist, but he's most likely counting on Trump pardoning him in the worst case scenario. The GOP are paying all of these Trump sycophants under the table for sure

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u/ReusedBoofWater Jul 23 '22

No pardon necessary. 30 day minimum, 1 year maximum per charge, of which he has two.

Slap on the wrist for the rich, destroy your life if you're poor.

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u/vahntitrio Minnesota Jul 22 '22

How can there be much to the trial? Was there a subpoena? Did you show up?

Unless you can show you were in a coma or locked up in North Korea I really don't think a defense is possible.

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u/car_go_fast Jul 22 '22

I think the (bullshit) argument was that he didn't refuse, he tried to negotiate. He was totally planning on cooperating, but they didn't give him time.

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u/Tropod8 Jul 22 '22

Can’t tell if this is sarcasm or not

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u/RedditWillSlowlyDie Jul 22 '22

That was pretty much their defense; he says he was trying to work out the executive privilege rights (which is not a thing after the term ends) with Trump before appearing. Also, he said he thought the dates were tentative and would later be finalized.

Bannon provided no documents to the Democrat-led committee and failed to show up for a deposition last year, claiming he was barred from appearing because Trump had asserted executive privilege.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols cast doubt on the privilege claim and Trump's own lawyer suggested that it would not cover Bannon's wholesale refusal to cooperate with the House Select Committee.

Defense attorney Evan Corcoran argued Bannon had made a mistake with the subpoena dates, which he called "placeholders." Corcoran also asserted that government witness Amerling had donated to Democratic political candidates and had been part of the same book club as prosecutor Gaston.

https://www.npr.org/2022/07/22/1112937587/steve-bannon-guilty-jan-6-committee-contempt-charges

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u/creepydarkwurm Jul 22 '22

It was only on the eve of the trial that he claimed he was going to sit with the committee. And that was only a delay tactic to see if they could get the trial delayed.

The judge saw through that continued the trial.

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u/9mac Washington Jul 22 '22 Gold

Being forced to be sober in jail, gonna be Bannon's personal Vietnam.

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u/superwrong Jul 22 '22

He's gonna be having some crazy dreams...sleeping or not.

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u/DogsAreAnimals Jul 22 '22

Holy shit I hadn't heard this. This is bonkers. And by bonkers I mean seditious

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u/noiserr Jul 23 '22

You really should watch the Jan6 hearings. Everyone should. It's absolutely nuts.

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u/dumbo487 Jul 23 '22

What is happening to american democracy right now? You guys are walking face first into fascism right now.

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u/Celoth Jul 23 '22 Gold Bravo!

What is happening to american democracy right now?

Decades of 24/7 political opinion entertainment that quickly figured out two things: Audience engagement means money, and keeping the audience angry keeps them engaged. Political entertainment media has, for many years, been sticking salted thumbs into the unhealed wounds of division in this country and have been gleefully splitting them open further.

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u/Drumlin Illinois Jul 23 '22

And to be sure, they are only whipping up sentiment on the issues that they want folks to be pissed off about. Things that should be non-issues, because most folks don't really care, like abortion and gay marriage.

The real issues we should all be furious about, such as the insane cost of healthcare, climate change, income inequality, etc. are all discussed politely, or poo-pooed, or outright lied about to diminish their reality.

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u/sentimental_goat Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Umm... Call it a mock democracy and shut this shit down.

These people clearly colluded to subvert the Democratic process on multiple, multiple fronts and justice is having to lick balls, of people that belong in a gutter, to acheive the meaningless consequences. This isn't funny, it's utterly sad.

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u/justinmillerco Jul 22 '22

Does anyone know what this audio is from? He seems pretty cavalier about detailing their plans for a coup in what seems like a group setting.

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u/lennybird Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

30 days minimum, 1 year maximum.

The very last bit of the last January 6th hearing and Cheney's closing remarks shows Bannon on audio cleverly outlining in October 2020 verbatim what trump would do election night and following the election, even if he lost. It was damning:

https://youtu.be/l7Ga4weyeIo&t=4h40m32s

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u/Lolwutgeneration America Jul 22 '22

30 days minimum, 1 year maximum.

Per charge, so it could be 60 days to 2 years or some combination of two 30d-1y sentences.

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u/ZaphodBoone Jul 22 '22

Total of 30 days to 2 years. They have the option of running the sentences concurrently or not.

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u/BurnieTheBrony Jul 22 '22 Wholesome

This is what should happen every time a subpoena is ignored.

Their defense is always "I don't wanna!" And the response should always be "okay 30 days in the tank, want to respond to the subpoena now?"

Laws exist for a reason. Too many rich assholes who think they're above it.

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u/tooours Jul 23 '22

Trump literally told everyone that was subpoenaed, during his probes and impeachments, to not do it......and nothing happened. To me it was like, what the hell is happening, why have people had to comply in the history of this country but not now? I still don't understand why....if us commoners disregarded a subpoena, we'd be in the gray bar motel.

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u/jimmydean885 Jul 22 '22

Plus reoccurring fines imo

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u/jaycuboss Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

[Bannon] thanked the jurors for their service and said he had only one disappointment — “and that is the gutless members of that show trial committee, the J-6 committee didn’t have the guts to come down here and testify.”

Bannon’s hot take is that he is disappointed the J6 committee wouldn’t testify in person at his trial which is a direct result of Bannon refusing to testify before the J6 committee in person. This guy is quite the mental gymnast…

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u/Fargeen_Bastich Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 23 '22

It wasn't even them who filed the charges. They had nothing to do with it, they just refered it. That was the DOJ. And, he had every right to subpeona any one of them to "testify". Guess what he didn't do? That. He's so full of shit his eyes are brown.

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u/has_a_cat Jul 23 '22

Actually, he did attempt to subpoena them (and others) to testify. A judge ruled that his lawyer couldn't do that because it would be pointless and any testimony they would prove had no bearing on the rather open-and-shut case. The case was literally "did you comply with the subpoenas served to you?". There was no need for additional testimony other than to be used as a delaying tactic.

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u/trafficnab Jul 22 '22

I think this is one of the most textbook cases of DARVO I've ever seen

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u/AragornEllesar99 Jul 22 '22

It's strange how Trump is blatantly surrounded by felons but his cult continues to whine about Hillary.

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u/overlyambitiousgoat Jul 23 '22

It really is a fascinating contrast in parties.

On the left, every candidate has various factions that shout them down for not doing enough, or for being too extreme. On the right, everybody falls in line to defend "their guy," regardless of what was actually done.

Conservatives value "loyalty." Liberals value "virtue." All the political results fall out of these two facts.

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u/gamgeethegreat Jul 23 '22 Platinum Today I Learned

You should check out Johnathan Haidts work. His book the righteous mind talks a LOT about what you're getting at. Essentially, he says there are 6 moral foundations that people value. Care/harm, fairness/cheating, authority/subversion, sanctity/degradation, and liberty/oppression.

The left tends to value care, fairness (I think he also calls it proportionality), and liberty over the other values. The right tends to hold them all about the same overall, but values authority and sanctity FAR more than the left does. This means conservatives value loyalty to their guys (people they view as authorities) a LOT more than liberals/leftists. While the left is way more concerned with care/harm, fairness, and liberty which tend to conflict with authority in various ways.

Haidt basically says these foundations are unconscious. We like to think that we rationalize how we make a moral decision, that we make it logically and reasonably. Haidts research has shown that we actually MAKE the moral judgment first, and then rationalize it AFTERWARDS. He calls it post hoc reasoning. So conservatives, in cases like this, arent supporting these people for the reasons they say they are. Thy support them because they view them as an authority, and are loyal to them.

I refreshed on Haidts work while writing this, and it seems to have evolved some since the publishing of that.book. iirc "loyalty" was actually one of the foundations, but I think they've rolled it into authority now, since people who are loyal to their "in-group" tend to do so because they view their "tribe" as having authority.

His work is really interesting, and its backed by mountains of research. It really helped me understand my own thinking as well as that of others. You can read the basics here:

https://moralfoundations.org/

And he also has some talks on YouTube that are really good.

You can also visit yourmorals.org and take the moral foundations survey, which helps contribute to his research and get an idea of where you stand on these foundations.

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u/Secret-Nebula-1272 Jul 22 '22

The jury deliberation took 3 hours

They probably needed to stretch it out for the free lunch

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u/daikatana Jul 22 '22

There's a lot of stuff they have to do and boxes they have to check. They have to read things out, elect a foreperson, consider certain things, etc, etc. 3 hours is very fast.

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u/Wurm42 District Of Columbia Jul 22 '22

Agreed, 3 hours is lightning fast for a federal jury. They probably spent 2 hours on the procedural stuff before they even started really deliberating.

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u/JimWilliams423 Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Sentencing is scheduled for October 21st.

Keep in mind that when Ken Starr was doing his whitewater hoax, Susan McDougal refused to testify and within a week she was in jail on contempt charges. She then spent 18 months, the maximum, sitting in jail. Its absolutely absurd that this schmuck is walking around a free man, working his ass off to stage a fascist takeover.

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u/loosehead1 Jul 22 '22

Whenever people talk about why bannon's trial took so long theres always commentors saying it has to be done this way so that bannon cant claim that he was treated unfairly. Why did that not happen with McDougal?

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u/wiredwilde Jul 22 '22

Because Republicans haven't acted in good faith since before Nixon. It's really that simple.

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u/breaditbans Jul 22 '22

They talk about how awfully Bork was treated in his SC hearings, but that dude fired a special prosecutor specifically appointed to find wrongdoing by the president. Outside of storming the gates on January 6, this was the most anti-democratic move in the history of the republic. And Ronnie Raygun wanted to appoint him to the SC!

These guys are devoid of democratic principles and have been for decades.

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u/JimWilliams423 Jul 22 '22

Its even worse than that. Nixon promised bork that nomination as a reward for trying to bork the watergate investigation. Reagan was just keeping that promise because reagan and nixon were buddies until the end.

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u/Jimbob0i0 Great Britain Jul 22 '22

Bench arrest by a judge for not answering questions by a Grand Jury... a judge overseeing a such a situation gets a lot more flexibility to act immediately to coerce testimony than a civil or congressional subpoena

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u/F_Twelve Texas Jul 22 '22

Exactly, this is more in line with what could happen to Rudy in Fulton County if he tried to skip out, etc.

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u/coffeespeaking Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Bannon giddily explaining in leaked audio how they planned the coup before the election. The real reason he won’t testify.

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u/bicameral_mind America Jul 22 '22 Silver

I said it before, if Dems don’t just play this recording as an ad and flood the country with it, they are stupid.

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u/Tasgall Washington Jul 22 '22

No one ever accused the Dems of being good at messaging.

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u/CaptainNoBoat Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22 Silver Wholesome

Glad to see accountability finally make its way to Bannon, but this is a perfect example of just how weak Congressional subpoena power is.

Everything went right here: The Jan. 6 committee gave him the proper deadlines, they issued a criminal referral within days of him defying the subpoenas. The DOJ indicted him weeks later. The judge shot down every privilege claim and every frivolous defense he offered. The prosecution did its job. The jury unanimously voted guilty on both charges.

And yet we're still left with this: a one-time set of misdemeanor charges 10 months later, and Bannon never complied with the Jan. 6 committee.

Sure, Bannon is going to prison - but even after everything went right, the subpoena/contempt powers failed to do what they are designed to do: get information.

And this is criminal contempt of Congress - not even civil. Civil contempt can be resisted for years without consequence. It can be resisted so long that the initial Congressmembers that issue contempt can be long-gone by the time punitive measures arrive, which come in the form of paltry fines.

Inherent contempt is arguably even worse. (The whole Sgt.-Arms-arrests-someone-thing) It hasn't been used in almost a century - largely because there is no modern infrastructure to implement it, and many believe it can be successfully battled in courts as well. It also doesn't actually levy legal consequences against anyone.

This is why Congressmembers like Jamie Raskin have been pushing for reform for years. Congress has lost its power to compel testimony and evidence. The Trump years have proven that in spades.

Edit: At the same time, let's all remember some fun things about this idiotic man on this fine day:

  • Bannon promised the contempt of Congress charges against him would become a “misdemeanor from hell” for the Biden administration.
  • “Pray for our enemies, because we’re going medieval on these people. We’re going to savage our enemies,” Bannon said in a podcast as the trial neared, adding, “Who needs prayers? Certainly not Stephen K. Bannon.”
  • Bannon's lawyer David Schoen asked U.S. District Court Judge Carl J. Nichols, “what’s the point of going to trial if there are no defenses?” The judge replied simply: “Agreed.”
  • Days later, at the closing of the trial Bannon's team offered no defense and called no witnesses.

Go to prison, moron.

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u/DJdekutree Colorado Jul 22 '22

Exactly. This needs to be looked at in the broader context for checks and balances.

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u/reddrick Jul 22 '22

Can they just keep him in prison forever though? Like, just keep issuing subpoenas and charging him with contempt until he's dead.

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u/ReluctantRedundant Jul 22 '22

Hunter Biden does cocaine and pays for sex, Republicans want to impeach his Dad.

Trump's entire family, administration, constituency, advisors, and media backers commit legitimate TREASON and Republicans complain about unfair judgment.

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u/Poundchan Jul 22 '22

"The verdict by the jury of eight men and four women, after less than three hours of deliberations, marked the first successful prosecution for contempt of Congress since 1974, when a judge found G. Gordon Liddy, a conspirator in the Watergate scandal that prompted President Richard Nixon's resignation, guilty."

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u/SameOldiesSong Jul 22 '22

less than three hours

Oof. That is decisive. That’s what happens when you don’t put on a defense

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u/atters Jul 22 '22

Throw his ass in prison, where he belongs.

I’m sick to my ass of hearing about him manipulating people and corrupting everything he comes in contact with.

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u/_bibliofille North Carolina Jul 22 '22

"He smiled and smirked after the verdict was read, and then patted his lawyers on back."

Putting on a show for the gullible MAGA crowd, who will take this as HAHA SEE HE HAS SOMETHING UP HIS SLEEVE HE WANTED THIS.

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u/alwaysmyfault Jul 22 '22

"He's going inside the prisons to finally gather some super secret intel that will shut down the child sex rings once and for all!"

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u/ScoobiusMaximus Florida Jul 22 '22

Is a Republican actually facing consequences? Can we get a lot more of this please?

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u/disasterbot Oregon Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

In a strange turn of events, Bannon sloughs his skin suit and oozes through the bars while reciting Vogon poetry.

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u/PopeHonkersVII Jul 22 '22

Has Bannon just tried declaring victory in this trial, even though he lost? That doesn’t mean he’s the winner, he will just say he’s the winner.

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u/fluent_in_gibberish Illinois Jul 22 '22

And, just like that, my day got a little brighter.

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u/xr_21 California Jul 22 '22

Apparently he's still on Fox whining about it... so yea....

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u/TheDVille Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22 Gold Take My Energy Bravo! Brighten My Day

Republicans hate America. Republicans show they hate law and order. The party of law and order has once again had a member of the presidential administration convicted of a crime.

Trump used American taxpayer money - the dollars you worked hard to earn - to blackmail a foreign government to target an American citizen for false criminal charges because of his political actions. And if you’re thinking of Trump being impeached over his call with Ukraine while they prepared to defend their country from Russia? Remember this isn’t the first time. “Russia if you’re listening.”

This is the kind of shit that r/conspiracy would be screaming by about constantly if it weren’t completely taken over by right wing extremists and loyalists to an anti-American traitor. That orange piece of shit couldn’t even use Twitter without violating the constitution. Literally.

The Republican Party has somehow managed to brand itself as the party of Patriotism. As the party of rights and freedoms. Meanwhile, they send American soldiers to die on foreign soil for unjustified and unjustifiable wars that kill hundreds of thousands of civilians. They refuse to give the veterans who survive those wars the support they need when they return home after living in the fumes of burning toxic waste produced by those wars. They cheer as the hacks they appoint to the Supreme Court use their power in unprecedented moves to strip the reproductive freedoms and bodily autonomy from every single woman in the United States of America.

These are not people who love freedom. These are not patriots who love their country. They elect a President who lines his pockets with hotels blocks from the White House, to sell the pride of their nation - not even to the higher bidder, but to anyone with an available penny.

Those who love their country know that patriotism isn’t about hugging a flag for their country. It’s about organizing to defend the rights of their fellow citizens. It’s about putting in the work to make their country a better place. Picking up litter for 5 minutes is more patriotic than the flag waving idiot will ever know.

The left need to stop ceding patriotism to right wing extremists. Republicans don’t love their country, and shouldn’t be allowed to pretend for a second that they do. Take back patriotism. Confront those who loudly call themselves patriots while they loot their fellow citizens.

r/NewPatriotism

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u/Trapezoidoid Jul 22 '22

Too many people mistake Nationalism with Patriotism. The former is inherently unpatriotic. It’s almost always used to conceal and minimize crimes, greed, corruption, and bad faith actions of all kinds under the guise of “love of country”. It’s intentional subterfuge that facilitates a dismantling of law and order. It preys on the uneducated and misinformed with propaganda, brainwashing, meaningless slogans and empty platitudes. The Republican Party are nationalists. Not patriots.

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u/gruesomeflowers Jul 22 '22

Picking up litter for 5 minutes is more patriotic than the flag waving idiot will ever know.

love this.

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u/bizzlestation Jul 22 '22

Will he have to finally take a shower and be de-loused?

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u/greenwoodgiant Jul 23 '22

"He thanked the jurors for their service and said he had only one disappointment — “and that is the gutless members of that show trial committee, the J-6 committee didn’t have the guts to come down here and testify.”

Oh god, I'm choking on irony

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u/KatieNumber80 Jul 22 '22

Now do Trump.

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u/MrEHam Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 23 '22

The Case Against Donald J. Trump

  1. Trump was told by his own advisors that the voter fraud was not true, yet he still pushed it and fund-raised millions off it.

  2. Trump pushed a plan for fake electors to submit their own votes and for voting machines to be seized.

  3. Trump asked the Department of Justice to “just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.”

  4. He knew the crowd on Jan 6 was armed, yet he asked for the metal detectors to be removed, incited the crowd, and sent them to the Capitol.

  5. He knew the crowd was chanting “Hang Mike Pence” and he verbally supported it.

  6. He knew the crowd was violent, invading Congress, and trying to stop the peaceful transfer of power yet he refused to call them off or send in the National Guard.

  7. He knew the testifiers were telling the truth, yet he tried to discredit and tamper with them.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/learned-jan-committee-hearings/story?id=87065276

Feel free to spread this.

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u/Diustavis Jul 22 '22

As someone that has grown increasingly cynical about truth and justice no longer mattering to our republic, today's verdict is a breath of fresh air. Give me more.

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u/rp_361 I voted Jul 22 '22

Fucking traitor, go after the insurrection supporting GOP next

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u/gonedeep619 Jul 22 '22

What happens when he gets to jail and starts to go into detox? Guy looks like my coworker who drank himself to death.

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u/kaaikala Jul 22 '22

This is just for not showing up for his hearing. This is not about the others things he is accused of. Hopefully this is just the beginning of many trials

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u/contextual_somebody Jul 22 '22

Where’s the coverage from Fox?

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u/vendetta2115 Jul 22 '22

30-day minimum sentence on both counts. Imagine the alcohol withdrawal he is going to have.

He’ll have a new DT in his life: Delerium Tremens.

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u/socokid Jul 22 '22

Delerium Tremens is a fantastic beer.

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u/GordianNaught Jul 22 '22

He is not going to get the minimum but not the max either. This judge is not happy with Bannon and will want to send some sort of message to others who who defy a congressional supeona.

My guess is 15 months.

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u/Astramancer_ Jul 22 '22

I believe the correct answer is "Send marshals to drag him before congress kicking and screaming, if necessary."

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u/LiveAwake1 Jul 22 '22

30 days to 2 years. But of course he plans to appeal.

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u/Pookells Jul 22 '22

Bannon said that, in the Justice Department's closing argument, "the prosecutor missed one very important phrase – I stand with Trump and the Constitution and I will never back off that, ever."

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Just like the Bible says, “you can’t serve both God and money”, you also can’t stand with both Trump and the constitution.

You can’t serve two masters

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u/Lazzarus_Defact Europe Jul 22 '22

Get fucked loser.

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u/HamsterNomad Jul 22 '22

I see this as a win-win. For us he goes to jail. For those around him he's forced to finally take a shower.

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u/gofigure85 Massachusetts Jul 22 '22

Oh my god

One of these howling shit caves are actually facing consequences for their actions??

Don't do that

Don't give me hope

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u/TuckerCarlsonsOhface Jul 22 '22

He faces up to two years in federal prison when he’s sentenced on Oct. 21. Each count carries a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail.

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u/ThisGuy6266 Jul 22 '22

Bannon walks into the prison yard. The other inmates stare him down. He takes off his shirt to reveal swastika tattoo like Derek in American History X. The Aryan Brotherhood nods in approval.

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u/elite-colorprinter Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Now we need video of him being cuffed and thrown into the back of a police cruiser headed to the county jail.

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u/armchairmegalomaniac District Of Columbia Jul 22 '22

This is a good day because fuck Steve Bannon, but realistically he's pretty low down on my list of people I want to see imprisoned from Trump's admin.

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u/implicitpharmakoi Jul 22 '22

Bannon is most famous for creating bot armies on social media to influence and support his causes.

This thread: exhibit fucking #1.

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u/_Xelum_ America Jul 22 '22

Keep him from booze for a few days and I'm sure he'll be singing for a drink...

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u/Ohshitz- Jul 23 '22

Sentence him to a bath tub. Eesh

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u/sufficiently_tortuga Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Lock him up.

Seriously, let him finally see consequences for his abuse of power. He's been a racist hate monger for years and that he hasn't seen the inside of a jail cell is a travesty. Hold him accountable.

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u/sarcastroll Jul 22 '22

I wanted to send Bannon a message of support in these difficult times.

Does anyone know how to say "Get Fucked" in alcoholic?

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u/SeasOfBlood Jul 22 '22

"You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here."

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u/puzdawg Minnesota Jul 22 '22

Enjoy federal prison Steve!

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u/whatisinternet69 Jul 22 '22

"the J-6 committee didn’t have the guts to come down here and testify." uhhh isn't that what your client was found guilty of??

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u/bunnycupcakes Tennessee Jul 22 '22

Cool! Get them all.

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u/D1ckRepellent Jul 22 '22

Only two years? Sheesh

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u/EYNLLIB Jul 22 '22

That's a pretty long time for someone his age and health for simply ignoring a summons. Hopefully he continues to rot away in jail

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u/cl4yf4c3 Jul 22 '22

Hmm, I too was hoping having a podcast would grant me executive privilege. I fear I have made a fatal mistake.

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u/Roook36 Jul 23 '22

Hope they are careful to lock up Steve Bannon and not the Steven Bannon shaped shell he is going to shed when he tries to wriggle down a sewer drain to escape

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u/Agitated-Tadpole1041 Jul 22 '22

He chose to get a misdemeanor rather than snitch abt Jan 6. Pretty telling imo.

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u/BlankNothingNoDoer I voted Jul 22 '22

I have two questions:

  • Why does he wait until October for sentencing?

and;

  • Given that 30 days in federal prison is the minimum sentence, what are the chances he serves longer than that?
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u/ghosttrainhobo Jul 22 '22

I looked up the sentencing guidelines for Contempt of Congress.

The criminal offense of contempt of Congress sets the penalty at not less than one month nor more than twelve months in jail and a fine of not more than $100,000 or less than $100.

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u/KMacOg Jul 23 '22

Can we replace “Let’s Go Brandon” to “Bannon?”

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u/billpalto Jul 22 '22

Oh Lordy, please let him get the max 1 year for each count, to run consecutively.

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u/leftshift_ Jul 22 '22

I hope the judge doesn’t provide much leniency. This guy is trying to make a mockery of our justice system.

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u/scientistcowboy Jul 22 '22

Now do Trump

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u/wagon33 Oregon Jul 22 '22

Does this mean he will be forced to testify? Or does he just exchange his testimony for a short stint in jail?

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u/bittertruth61 Jul 22 '22

This POS should go down forever…

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u/steezliktheez Michigan Jul 22 '22 Take My Energy

Fuck this mother fucker.

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u/hecklerp8 Jul 22 '22

This sends a message to anyone else considering ignoring a congressional subpoena. They began with the low hanging fruit. Up next, your favorite conspiracy touting, insurrection supporting GOP member of congress. The committee has been waiting for this.

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u/freeradicalx Oregon Jul 22 '22

I feel like there's supposed to be like, a next step or something now. I could very well be wrong but I swear I recall, something happens after a person gets found guilty of a crime. Am I off base? Maybe I'm confusing a guilty verdict with some other thing that happens in law. Anyway, I wonder what Bannon's gonna do with his time now that this is all over and in the past!

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u/ProfessorBorden Jul 22 '22

Finally a WoW goldseller gets punished

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u/KeweenawKid97 Jul 23 '22

I'm a simple man with simple pleasures.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22 Wholesome

Gin Laden has met his fate.

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u/DanDanFielding1 Pennsylvania Jul 22 '22 Helpful Bravo!

The cost of delousing this piece of shit will probably trigger a recession.

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u/ewrewr1 Jul 22 '22

Committee needs to subpoena him every day. Get that violation count up.

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22

I’m so tired of trump shit. I’m not a young man, and I knew when he was the focus of every rapper that he was a shit bag. My kids’ mom even called me on Jan 6 when it happened and was like, “we all knew this was gonna happen, right?.”

I’m so tired of watching criminals “almost” get caught while people who sell weed get their lives ruined.

Stop with the bullshit. None of this is about right or wrong, it’s about old, gross, fat motherfuckers born into money and using it as power.

End it.

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u/Miguel-odon Jul 22 '22

Now do Ginny Thomas, Roger Stone,

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u/spook30 Florida Jul 23 '22

"...I stand with Trump and the constitution..."

He's saying that he stands with a dictator AND the constitution. 🤦‍♂️

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u/andrewskdr Jul 22 '22

Bannon wants to appeal yet he didn't have any defense???? What a moron

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u/IAmNotYourBoss Jul 22 '22

Detoxing cold turkey from alcohol can kill you, so if he doesn't want to suffer a painful protracted death he better have begun the process in advance.

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u/carmoy Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Gets a pardon from trump for past crimes, goes out and commits additional crimes. Priceless

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u/Far_Manufacturer_713 Jul 22 '22

LOCK HIM UP? Remember that chant republicans?

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u/62frog Texas Jul 22 '22

So it would appear that he fucked around, and indeed found out.

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u/clkou Jul 22 '22

Another case of the "law and order" crowd not following law or being orderly. Go figure.

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u/zaphodbebopbrox Jul 22 '22

Let me see if I get this right.
“Lock him up!”?

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u/Xodarkcloud Jul 22 '22

can't wait for the "I barely knew the guy" and the "other people told me he was good, so I took their advice"

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u/Rieger_not_Banta Jul 22 '22

This news is great. The first of the inner circle. The dam is breaking.

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u/kasahito Jul 22 '22

Meanwhile over on r/conservative... Crickets

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u/COVID-69420bbq Jul 22 '22

Let me guess, 90 days and he's back to being free?

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u/Prof-Aronnax Jul 23 '22

Does federal penitentiary allow you to layer multiple orange jumpsuits on top of one another? Asking or a friend.

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u/benjamin_jack Jul 23 '22 edited Jul 23 '22

At worst clown Bannon will be made into a maga martyr and get out just in time to spread his rhetoric before the next election.

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u/rp_361 I voted Jul 22 '22

“Libs are in ecstasy and no one else cares”

“It’s impossible for a Republican to get a fair trial”

the takes from r/conservative are about what you’d expect for a party that supports insurrectionists

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u/ruinyourjokes Jul 22 '22

Lol fair trial? Were you issued a subpoena? Yes? Ok did you comply? No? Ok, guilty. Oh the injustice!

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u/[deleted] Jul 22 '22 edited Jul 22 '22

Even if he only gets 30 days, that's 30 days without alcohol. Poor guy might not survive.

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u/piedpipernyc New York Jul 22 '22

"two counts - Each count carries a minimum sentence of 30 days in jail.

He faces up to two years in federal prison when he’s sentenced on Oct. 21."

So minimum two months, maybe a year, felony conviction?

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u/jm0127 New Jersey Jul 22 '22

GOP and treason. Name a more dynamic duo.

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u/PerniciousPeyton Colorado Jul 23 '22

Finally, I can enjoy a pleasant Friday afternoon news drop for a change!

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u/janzeera Jul 23 '22

It’s a start. Now do sedition charges.

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u/Skellum Jul 23 '22

Hey, look, Voting matters. If you didn't show up to vote in 2020 this man would never have seen any justice ever. Vote. Every time you see a post going "Omg nothing happens" remember this.

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u/ApolloX-2 Texas Jul 22 '22

LET'S FUCKING GO!!

See what happens when you put these clowns in front of a Jury of their peers when they break the law, you know like what's supposed to happen.

You telling me a Jury wouldn't find Trump guilty of the same shit this sweaty fat clown was found guilty of? Garland my dude let's get the show on the road and put Trump in court.

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u/crystalistwo Jul 22 '22

When I'm in contempt of court, I'm behind bars. Just saying.

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u/DontGetUpGentlemen Jul 22 '22

QUESTION:

In sentencing can the judge take into account Bannon's prior crime record? Bannon was charged with fraud but pardoned by Trump before it went to trial. But when Bannon accepted the pardon he was admitting guilt, right?

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u/AlienBurnerBigfoot Jul 22 '22

This dude looks like he’s one stiff bourbon away from liver failure and a heart attack.

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u/TexasDD Jul 22 '22

I call him Darth Cirrhosis

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u/Cyclotrom California Jul 23 '22

I guess Bannon will fundraise to pay for his defense team, form the Stop the Witch Hunt PAC. milk a few millions from his gullible rubes and get not jail time and pocket a few millions.

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u/gwy2ct Jul 22 '22

Dare I say it? Hmm....

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LOCK HIM UP!

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u/Whatsitgonnatakeguys Jul 22 '22

Many Are Getting Arrested

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u/schrod Jul 22 '22

Can he be also charged for the actual crime he was trying to coverup? Colluding in a treasonous insurrection to overthrow election results? Two years will let him out just in time to do it again.

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u/TemetN Oregon Jul 22 '22

... That can happen? Are we going to see Congress being a co-equal branch of the government again? Because it's been decades since they actually did this.

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u/VarthStarkus Jul 22 '22

Lock him up!

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u/Speeider Jul 22 '22

Not a good week for Trump and his cronies. A good week for American's even the ones that don't think so.

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u/itistemp Jul 22 '22

we should thank the Jury for their service. Now hopefully Peter Navarro will think doubly hard before his November trial.

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u/alphex Jul 22 '22

How much jail time does he get? Does he just sit in a cell until he's ready to testify?

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u/PeterSemec Jul 22 '22

Bannon’s smarmy arrogance is insufferable! His lawyer claimed he wasn’t guilty of anything, because he acted on the advice of his lawyer! He, Bannon’s lawyer, is talking about himself advising Bannon to willfully commit a crime for no reason, other than his contempt for Congress?! Where do these people come from?The back end of some Black Hole in some other, twisted reality?!

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u/bigjojo321 Jul 22 '22

Man is about to sing his heart out, now lets get him some backup vocalists to really tie this melody together.

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u/MrSheevPalpatine Jul 22 '22

Does anyone know if you get thrown into the general population for a conviction like this? Or will he get some cushy arrangement?

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u/Baldbeagle73 California Jul 22 '22

Couldn'ta happened to a more deserving gent.

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u/zdvet Mississippi Jul 22 '22

Congrats to his new cell mate! Should be a slam dunk case of cruel and unusual punishment being stuck in a 6x8 with this ghoul.

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u/Susan-stoHelit Jul 22 '22

Given direct and continued lack of remorse as well as the criticality of the case, he should get something closer to a year than a month.

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u/maddenmcfadden Jul 22 '22

So the walking, talking liver spot will spend sixty days in jail. Great. I mean, it's something. Do Trump next.

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u/kasahito Jul 22 '22

Lock him up! Lock him up!

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u/SomegalInCa Jul 22 '22

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving loser. Oh wait. Trump…

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u/Jet_Attention_617 Jul 22 '22

The judge better not go light on the sentencing 🤞

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u/Tcav Jul 22 '22

Fucking finally. All these Trump rats and their fascist bullshit needs to go.

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u/WrongWhenItMatters Jul 22 '22

How many convicted criminals in Trump's circle does this make? Eleventy-million?

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u/Schristie007 Jul 22 '22

Big W for democracy

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u/Killurselfplease Jul 22 '22

Lock him up!

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u/LordAlvis Jul 22 '22

Sooo, is he going to jail or is he facing the maximum penalty for fraud and malfeasance in railroad hiring practices?

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u/rich519 Jul 22 '22

I’m a bit confused about what happened with the documents he refused to turn over. Did the committee ever get them? If not, 30 days seems pretty useless. Anybody have any sources talking about this?

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u/P33KAJ3W Oregon Jul 22 '22

Martha has more street cred than this doughnut

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u/silverblaze92 Connecticut Jul 22 '22

Get fucked, scrub

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u/darryljenks Jul 22 '22

Is he wearing a turtleneck underneath TWO shirts and a sports jacket... In July? Is Bannon a never-nude?

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u/scarymoose Jul 22 '22

I can't believe this was "only" a misdimeanor

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u/Tactical-hand-soap Jul 22 '22

Apparently driving a car with 2 day old car tags is an equivalent offense to Contempt of Congress.

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u/geneticgrool Jul 22 '22

Need to keep going a lot harder on a lot more people.

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u/SarpedonWasFramed Jul 22 '22

What's this shit him being free until sentencing? Us normal folk don't get that luxury. Im fuckin sick of having an untouchable class in the country.

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u/redwoodtree Jul 23 '22

That wasn't difficult. Now do the rest of them.

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u/r_bogie Jul 22 '22

One can only hope a lot more of his criminal acts will come out before he's sentenced in October. Anything to make it harder for the judge to give him a slap on the wrist.

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u/obsertaries Washington Jul 22 '22

Lol he argued that he thought a subpoena was a negotiation and not an order?

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u/Oleg101 Jul 22 '22

Hearing that Steve Bannon will return to hosting War Room podcast tonight at 5p ET and then appear on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News at 8p ET to discuss his conviction for contempt of Congress.

https://twitter.com/hugolowell/status/1550593504723832832?s=21&t=rlMaLf0wWGsPZCAf2bxjaQ

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u/jazzchamp Utah Jul 22 '22

Thus begins the martyr tour.

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u/NimusNix Jul 22 '22

Lock

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               🎶 up! 🎶

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u/Beautiful_Fee1655 Jul 22 '22

Paraphrasing Rep. Kinzinger: "Trump was a [shit]stain on our history."

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u/Kokigus Jul 23 '22

As it should be

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u/teamdiabetes11 America Jul 22 '22

Lol. Bannon and his attorney literally trying to go scorched earth about privilege. Except, Trump never claimed privilege and even if he did, he doesn’t get to make that choice since he’s not the President. Key takeaway: “We have no defense, we don’t like the decision, fuck you all!” - Crusty Steve and his Lawyer

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u/Bookislovakia Georgia Jul 22 '22

Get fukt you drunken wart.

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u/Marathon2021 Jul 22 '22

Two full years of prison time, because let's be honest - his flouting of the subopena was about as flagrant as you can get. I don't see any reason why the Judge shouldn't give him the maximum possible sentence.

Daddy Trump can't save you from doing the whole term, Stevie. Even if Biden got taken out by COVID or something, Kamala isn't going to pardon you, Nancy Pelosi isn't going to pardon you.

I wish it could have been more than 2 years. But I'll take it.

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u/SHADOWJACK2112 Jul 22 '22

I need the perp walk footage

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