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Thursday, June 06, 2024

A federal judge has ordered Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, to report to prison by July 1 for his conviction for defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, previously paused Bannon's four-month sentence while he appealed his conviction. But on Thursday, Nichols ruled that the original reasons for the postponement no longer apply because a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled strongly and unanimously last month against Bannon's position. Bannon intends to continue appealing the case to the full bench of the D.C. Circuit and the Supreme Court. But unless one of those courts steps in to block Nichols' decision, Bannon is unlikely to be able to stave off prison in the meantime.


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If Bannon indeed heads to prison on July 1, it would put him behind bars until just before the November election. In addition to keeping Bannon " who hosts a popular far-right podcast " off the air for a crucial stretch of the election cycle, Nichols' decision would also effectively pardon-proof Bannon's jail sentence. (Trump pardoned Bannon on the final day of his presidency on federal fraud charges.)

Bannon was convicted in July 2022 of two misdemeanor counts of contempt of Congress for stonewalling a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.


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"We're going to go all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to," Bannon said after Nichols' decision. "There's not a prison built or jail built that will shut me up."

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#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-06-06 03:34 PM | Reply

Again evidence of the two-tier legal system under dems as, remember that Holder was held in Contempt Of Congress and no jail time- amazing, is it not!

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2024-06-08 03:41 PM | Reply

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