The sniveling clown show otherwise known as ex-President Trump and his closest allies moved into a new stage this week with the surrender by Steve Bannon to federal authorities on two charges of contempt of Congress. Bannon was hit with the charges after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Capitol riot, which had demanded testimony and documents from him. In response, Bannon pointed to claims from Trump of executive privilege, but executive privilege is a concept generally used to shield internal government deliberations — and Bannon was not working for the government in the time under consideration.
“We're taking down the Biden regime every day,” Bannon said. “I want you guys to stay focused on message, remember signal, not noise.” https://t.co/DRswA1Mghm
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 15, 2021
As he entered the FBI office in D.C. where he surrendered, a protester could be seen with a sign that proclaimed Bannon to be a “coup plotter.” It seems safe to suspect that the protester wasn’t entirely alone, but whether such was the case was not immediately clear. For his part, Bannon stopped before going inside to deliver a videotaped message to his supporters — using the faux tough guy language that he and his allies are known for, he proclaimed the criminal proceedings against him to be merely “noise,” in contrast to the “signal” represented by the activism in which he and his allies are involved. These people, though, aren’t some kind of next-level trailblazers for humankind’s future — they’re imbeciles, and now it’s time for a reality check in the form of potential jail-time for Bannon.
Check out the protester who showed up on Monday in the image below:
Bannon arrives to turn himself in for arraignment. A protester appears to have a “coup plotter” sign behind him. pic.twitter.com/VbDnbPPwOW
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 15, 2021
Each count of contempt of Congress — and, again, Bannon faces two — comes with a minimum of 30 days behind bars, if convicted. He could also face fines of up to $100,000 per charge. When announcing that Bannon had been indicted, Attorney General Merrick Garland noted that he had “promised Justice Department employees that together we would show the American people by word and deed that the department adheres to the rule of law, follows the facts and the law and pursues equal justice under the law,” adding that the charges against Bannon “reflect the department’s steadfast commitment to these principles.”
Featured Image: edited and via Gage Skidmore/ Wikimedia Commons, available under a Creative Commons License