2021-11-18

Benon, a former trump adviser, refused to plead guilty to charges of contempt of the US Congress

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Beijing, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) according to US media reports, according to a notice submitted to the US Federal Court on the 17th, Stephen Bannon, chief strategist of the White House during the trump administration, refused to plead guilty to the charge of contempt of the US Congress

it is reported that the notice was given before the hearing. Bannon is expected to appear in the District Court on the 18th

Bannon surrendered to the FBI on the 15th and made his first appearance in the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia. The case did not enter the defense stage on the same day. The judge of the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia released Bannon without asking for bail, but asked him to hand over his passport and report to the court every week

Benon, a former trump adviser, refused to plead guilty to charges of contempt of the US Congress

“they arrested the wrong person,” Bannon told reporters after appearing in court. “We’re going to start shooting.” he also pointed the spearhead at current U.S. President Biden, attorney general garland and House Speaker Pelosi, Said Biden ordered garland to bring charges against him

the U.S. Department of Justice issued a communique on November 12 that a federal grand jury decided to sue Bannon for contempt of Congress because the latter refused to cooperate with a committee of the house of representatives in the investigation of the Capitol Hill riots and disobeyed the subpoena issued by the Committee

the communique said that if convicted, the penalty for each contempt of Congress includes a minimum of 30 days, a maximum of one year’s imprisonment and a minimum of $100 and a maximum of $1000. The specific sentencing will be decided by the judge

on January 6 this year, some demonstrators who supported then president Trump’s overthrow of the 2020 presidential election results forcibly broke into the U.S. Capitol for several hours, and the joint meeting of the Senate and the house of Representatives, which was verifying the election results, was interrupted. The riots killed five people, including a congressional police officer, and injured about 140 law enforcement officers