Steve Bannon, the former adviser to Donald Trump, has defended the jailed far-right leader Tommy Robinson, saying that he didn't think he was "a bad guy" and that "he's got to be released from prison".
Bannon's remarks came during an interview with LBC radio's political editor, Theo Usherwood.
In response to Bannon's comments about Robinson, Usherwood said: "But he broke the law!" To which Bannon replied: "A lot of people would say that law is very restrictive."
Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was jailed for 13 months for contempt of court after "breaching the peace" during a grooming trial. The English Defence League founder had broadcast an hour-long video on Facebook of men entering Leeds crown court. In the video he made comments that risked causing a trial to collapse.