Former Trump Aide Steve Bannon Begins Federal Prison Sentence
DANBURY, CONNECTICUT - JULY 1: Steve Bannon, the former Donald Trump White House strategist, addresses the media at the Federal Correctional Institution Danbury where he is expected to begin his four-month sentence on July 1, 2024 in Danbury, Connecticut. Bannon will be imprisoned for contempt of Congress, his conviction for not complying with issued subpoenas by the now-defunct House Select Committee that investigated the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. Bannon attempted to avoid reporting to prison while challenging his conviction before the federal appeals court in Washington, DC but was denied by the Supreme Court.
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Former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon reported to federal prison on Monday after the Supreme Court declined to postpone his sentence while he appeals his conviction on contempt of Congress charges. 

Bannon, 70, was sentenced to four months in prison after he was convicted for not complying with a subpoena from the Democrat-run January 6 committee in 2022 instructing him to testify and produce certain documents for the committee. After a lengthy appeals process, a federal judge ordered Bannon to report to prison on July 1. 

Before turning himself in at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, Bannon spoke to supporters, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

“I am proud to go to prison,” he said. “If this is what it takes to stand up to tyranny; if this is what it takes to stand up to the [Attorney General Merrick] Garland corrupt criminal DOJ; if this is what it takes to stand up to Nancy Pelosi; if this is what it takes to stand up to Joe Biden — I’m proud to do it.”

On Friday, the Supreme Court chose not to postpone the prison sentence after Bannon requested it do so. 

Bannon previously said that the prosecution was politicized and was a way to go after former President Donald Trump. 

“This is about shutting down the MAGA movement, shutting down grassroots conservatives, shutting down President Trump,” he said after a judge ordered him to prison. “Not only are we winning, we are going to prevail and every number and every poll shows that.”


Another Trump aide, Peter Navarro, is also in prison after being convicted of contempt of Congress charges. Navarro was charged because he, too, refused to meet with the January 6 Committee. He entered federal prison on March 19 and is serving a four-month sentence. 

Last week, top House Republicans announced a plan to file a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Bannon’s efforts to have his conviction overturned. 

The brief would “withdraw certain arguments made by the House earlier in the litigation about the organization of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol during the prior Congress” when Democrats led the House.

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