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Two Tiers: Court Rejects Steve Bannon’s Bid to Delay Prison Term, Must Report July 1 for 4-Month Sentence

By Bob Hoge


A federal appeals court in Washington D.C. shot down Trump ally and host of the podcast “War Room” Steve Bannon’s bid to delay his prison term while he appeals his conviction for contempt of Congress. Unless the former Trump advisor is able to convince the Supreme Court to step in, he must report to prison on July 1 to begin serving his four-month sentence.

Bannon’s “crimes” consist of refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas regarding the J6 protests and subsequently being held in contempt for it.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, who was nominated to the bench by Trump, earlier this month granted prosecutors’ request to send Bannon to prison after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld his conviction.

Bannon’s lawyers had asked the appeals court to allow him to remain free while he continues to fight the conviction all the way up to the Supreme Court, if necessary.

His case mirrors that of another former Trump aide, Peter Navarro, who sits in a federal pen in Miami on similar contempt charges after his appeals failed.

No comment yet from former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder, who in 2012 was also held in contempt of Congress yet faced exactly zero consequences. Meanwhile, Attorney General Merrick Garland was just held in contempt for refusing to hand over the Robert Hur tapes—yet the DOJ quickly announced that no charges would be forthcoming…


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