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Opinion: Why Steve Bannon's conviction really matters - CNN

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The conviction of former Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress marks an important moment -- not only in holding him individually accountable, but also in bringing to justice those who plotted to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election. This is the first trial involving a member of former Pres. Trump's inner circle at the time of the former president's assault on the 2020 election results. And, on Friday, our legal system called Bannon's bluff after he defied a subpoena to appear before the January 6 House select committee. Bannon has used his defiance as an opportunity to bolster his MAGA brand -- with more of his usual bravado. That, however, will not shield him from the consequences in a federal court where the judge has seen through his ploys. Bannon now faces a minimum of 30 days and up to one year in jail on each of the two counts.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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