Judge Orders Trump Ally Steve Bannon to Report to Prison by July 1 to Serve 4-Month Sentence

Judge orders Trump ally Steve Bannon to report to prison by July 1 to serve 4-month sentence.

The United States District Judge, Carl Nichols, has ordered Steve Bannon, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, to report to prison by July 1stto serve a four-month sentence for refusing to testify in the House January 6 Committee investigation.

Bannon, a prominent figure in Trump's inner circle, was convicted of contempt of Congress for defying the committee's subpoena earlier this year. His defense counsel had argued that Bannon would not be able to serve his sentence until a sentencing judge determined whether time served since he declined to appear at a deposition would count toward his term.

The House January 6 Committee, which is investigating the events that took place at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, said it would defer to the judge's decision on when Bannon should start his sentence. It is unclear whether Bannon will serve the full four months or if he will be able to leave prison on "day for day" credit for good behavior.

This development marks a significant step in the ongoing controversy surrounding the January 6th Capitol riot and the House Committee's investigation. Steve Bannon will be unable to participate in election programming during the critical months leading up to the election. This may hurt Trump's chances of winning the election.

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