(PresidentialHill.com)- Steve Bannon, a former senior strategist for President Trump’s White House and the current leader of the War Room, the most riveting show on the Internet about current events, will not be going to jail today.
The judge handling Bannon’s case decided yesterday that he should not be sent to jail while his case is being reviewed via the courts.
The conviction that Steve Bannon received for disobeying a subpoena issued by a House committee investigating the violence that occurred on January 6 will not prevent him from remaining free while he appeals the decision.
Last month, Bannon was found guilty on two charges of contempt of Congress and was given a sentence that required him to serve four months in prison in addition to paying a fine of $6,500.
The US District Judge Carl Nichols suspended Bannon’s sentence on Monday while he appeals, noting in a court document that Bannon “is not likely to run or represent a danger to the safety of any other person or the community if released.”
Nichols also noted that Bannon’s appeal “is not taken for the delay but rather raises a substantial point of law that is likely to result in a reversal or an order for a new trial.” Nichols’s words were included in the letter that Nichols authored.
If a higher court upholds Bannon’s conviction on the two counts of misdemeanors, the only thing that can be done to punish him is to have him complete his sentence.
Bannon had refused to comply with the panel’s decision from January 6 that required him to testify and disclose papers, alleging executive privilege as his reason.
The arrest of Bannon was hardly a precedent nor a model for what was to come. In the Obama administration, the then-Attorney General Eric Holder and the then-Head of the Internal Revenue Service Lois Lerner were called before Congress but failed to appear. Holder was suspected of smuggling firearms into Mexico, while Lerner was accused of blocking conservative organizations from acquiring the non-profit status that far-left organizations enjoyed. Neither incurred any legal repercussions.
According to the reports, Bannon was allotted additional time for making fun of the bogus committee and the corrupt government officials.