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Steve Bannon, the longtime adviser to President Trump, remained unfazed on Friday even as a federal judge announced a four-month sentence for his refusal to submit to the antics of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan Jan. 6 commission.
He was ordered to testify before that group, partisan because Pelosi refused to seat representatives nominated by the minority GOP, and Bannon refused on the basis his information was protected by presidential privilege belonging to President Trump.
A jury took another opinion and Bannon’s sentence, while announced on Friday, was suspended for now because of his appeal.
But in a statement after, he expressed confidence that justice eventually will prevail.
He said, “The judge today, he stated for the appeal and we’ll have a very vigorous appeals process. I’ve got a great legal team. There will be multiple areas of appeal.”
But he cited a nearby sign noting the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
“But as that sign says right there, can we have the vote sign on November 8, there’s going to have a judgment on the illegitimate Biden regime. And quite frankly, and quite frankly, Nancy Pelosi and the entire committee, and we know which way that’s going, either they’ve already been turfed out like Liz Cheney or quit like Kinzinger and other the Democrats, or they’re about to be beaten like Luria and others, or they will lose their power and become a minority,” he said.
“And Nancy Pelosi… This is a democracy. This is democracy. The American people are … measuring what went on with the Justice Department and how they comported themselves. They’re weighing and measuring that right now. And they will vote on November 8.”
He said, “On November 8, the American people will raise judgment and we will broom the Biden administration ends on the 8th evening of eight of November.”
He also suggested Attorney General Merrick Garland “will end up being the first attorney general that’s brought up on charges of impeachment and he will be removed from office.”
Liz Cheney, a Republican adamantly opposed to Trump, was picked by Pelosi for her partisan committee based on her criticisms on Trump. She was rejected for another term in Congress by her Wyoming voters. Rep. Adam Kinzinger also opposed Trump and decided not to continue in Congress. Others that opposed Trump also have been beaten in their re-election bids.
A commentary at the Gateway Pundit pointed out that “Steve seemed unfazed as he was met by shouts of ‘Traitor!’ by the brainwashed leftists outside the court. Steve Bannon responded to their screams with, ‘Take down the CCP!’ This was obviously lost on the crowd of leftists assembled outside the court.”
Commentators noted that many others, including Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, Harriet Miers, Janet Reno, Anne Gorsuch, James Watt, and others have been held in contempt of Congress but no one actually has faced charges, a trial, and conviction, in nearly 40 years.
A multitude of cases over the years simply dropped.