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Supreme Court Denies Steve Bannon’s Request To Stay Out Of Jail



The Supreme Court denied Friday former Trump advisor Steve Bannon’s request to stay out of jail pending his appeal.

Bannon will now be required to report to prison by July 1, as a federal judge ordered him to do earlier this month. He will serve a four-month sentence for his contempt of Congress conviction, which stems from his decision to ignore a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee.

“The application for release pending appeal presented to The Chief Justice and by him referred to the Court is denied,” the Court’s order states.

A federal appeals court upheld his 2022 conviction in May. Bannon asked the Supreme Court last week to put his prison sentence on hold while he seeks further appeal.

“There is also no denying the fact that the government seeks to imprison Mr. Bannon for the four-month period immediately preceding the November presidential election,” his attorneys argued. “There is no reason for that outcome in a case that presents substantial legal issues.”

His attorneys also noted the last time a jury convicted anyone on contempt of Congress charges was “fifty years ago,” urging the Court to “be mindful of the government’s own conduct when it comes to congressional subpoenas…


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