No one has been incarcerated for contempt of Congress in decades. Bannon sat quietly and did not react as U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols delivered the sentence.
He called House Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., "gutless" and said the panel is conducting a "show trial." Bannon used his podcast, which traffics in conspiracy theories.
Things didn't turn out that way. Bannon put on no defense during his trial in July and a jury took fewer than three hours to convict him.
Bannon's lawyers have said a sentence that involves incarceration would be wrong, because he didn't believe he was breaking the law.