Judge Orders Steve Bannon to Report to Prison On July 1

by J Pelkey
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Former Trump adviser and host of the War Room, Steve Bannon, has been ordered to report to prison on July 1st.

Bannon was previously sentenced to four months in prison for defying a subpoena from the sham January 6th Committee.

On Thursday morning, Bannon opened The War Room to his tens of thousands of listeners. Marking the anniversary of D-Day, he dedicated the show to the great Americans and US Allies who fought for our freedom.

Bannon signed off of the War Room ahead of his trip to the federal courthouse on Capitol Hill.

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United States District Court Judge Carl Nichols issued the decision on Thursday, rejecting Bannon’s request to stay his sentence while he seeks to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

AP News reported:

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, must report to prison by July 1 to serve his four-month sentence for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the U.S. Capitol insurrection, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington granted the Justice Department’s request to make Bannon begin his prison term after a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court last month upheld his contempt of Congress conviction.

Bannon is expected to seek a stay of the judge’s order, which could delay his surrender date. He told reporters outside the courthouse: “I’ve got great lawyers, and we’re going to go all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to.”

Nichols, who was nominated to the bench by Trump, a Republican, had initially allowed Bannon to remain free while he fought his conviction.

But prosecutors urged the judge to revoke his bond after a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said all of Bannon’s challenges lack merit. Prosecutor John Crabb told the judge it was “very unlikely” that the full appeals court or the Supreme Court would throw out Bannon’s conviction.

In response to the order Bannon said, “I’ve got great lawyers, and we’re going to go all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to.”

“There’s not a prison built or a jail built that can shut me up!”


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