Steve Bannon

A federal bench has found Steve Bannon guilty, who had scorned Congress for ignoring a subpoena from the House Select Committee examining the Jan. 6 attack.

The conviction is a victory for the House Select Committee on Jan. 6, which resumes requesting the participation of passive witnesses in historical investigations.

It was also a victory for the Justice Department, which is under scrutiny for handling issues connected to the Jan. 6 attack.

Bannon, who didn’t testify for the defense, faces up to a year in penal on both counts. Bannon will not be arrested before the incomplete sentencing.

After approximately two days of hearing and testimony, the judges reached a common judgment on 2 counts of contempt of court within 3 hours.

After October 21 hearing, Bannon will be sentenced. Under federal law, he faces at least 30 days in prison. His team didn’t defend and didn’t take a stand in the trial.

In November, a federal grand Judge charged Bannon after breaching the October deadline to produce documents and testimony called by the commission.

Bannon is one of two unhelpful witnesses previously alleged by the Justice Department with contempt of Congress.

Peter Navarro, who was a White House advisor of Trump, was acquitted by a grand judge last month for failing to comply with the commission's subpoena.