by Madeleine Hubbard
A federal judge has suspended the four-month prison sentence of former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon pending an appeal.
Judge Carl Nichols, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ordered a stay of the sentence for contempt of Congress in a ruling published Tuesday by The Post Millennial.
The court found that Bannon “is not likely to flee or pose a danger to the safety of any other person of the community if released” and that “his appeal is not taken for the purpose of delay but rather raises a substantial question of law that is likely to result in a reversal or an order for a new trial.”
Bannon, 68, was sentenced last month to four months in prison and a fine of $6,500 after he was found guilty on two counts of contempt for not complying with the House Jan. 6 committee.
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Madeleine Hubbard joined Just the News as a fast file reporter after working as an editor at Breitbart News.
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