Judge Orders Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon To Report To Prison By July 1

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A federal judge ordered Steve Bannon, a former advisor to Donald Trump, to report to jail by July 1. Bannon was convicted of contempt of Congress in 2022 after defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

He was sentenced to four months in prison.

However, he was allowed to remain free while appealed his conviction. Last month, a three-judge panel with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his conviction and threw out several challenges he made.

Following the decision, prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols to lift the stay on Bannon's jail term and order him to begin serving his sentence immediately.

Judge Nichols agreed and said Bannon must report to prison, though he can still avoid reporting to jail. Bannon's lawyers have asked the full D.C. Circuit of Appeals to take up his case. If they agree to hear his appeal, they can issue a ruling to stay his jail sentence until they have made their ruling.

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