Political Prisoner: Steve Bannon Ordered To Serve Four Month Sentence For Defying Subpoenas

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Jun 06, 2024 - 06:10 PM

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was ordered to report to prison on July 1 to begin a four-month prison sentence for defying subpoenas from the Jan. 6 Committee. Yes, the same committee that concealed key testimony, more than once.

Steve Bannon, ex-adviser to former President Trump, arrives at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. on June 6. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Getty Images

Bannon was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress in July of 2022, however his sentence was set aside while an appeal played out. On Thursday, US District Judge Carl J. Nichols, a Trump appointee, unpaused Bannon's sentence - ruling that the original reasons for postponement no long apply after a DC Court of Appeals ruled unanimously against Bannon.

"I do not believe that the original basis for my stay of Mr. Bannon’s sentence exists anymore," said Nichols.

Bannon will continue to appeal the case to the full bench of the DC Circuit as well as the Supreme Court, but for now, he'll be a political prisoner as of July 1. He's the second member of the Trump administration to serve time under similar circumstances. Former Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro is currently serving a four-month sentence in Miami for similarly ignoring a subpoena from the J6 panel.

"We’re going to go all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to," Bannon said after Nichols' ruling. "There’s not a prison built or jail built that will shut me up."

Total Sham

To summarize The Federalist from March regarding the Jan. 6 committee:

  • Cheney and the J6 committee "falsely claimed they had “no evidence” to support Trump officials’ claims the White House had communicated its desire for 10,000 National Guard troops."
  • In truth, an early transcribed interview conducted by the committee "included precisely that evidence from a key source."
  • That key source, Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato, said he overheard White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows push DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to request as many National Guard troops as needed to protect DC on Jan. 6.
  • Ornato also testified that Trump suggested 10,000 troops to keep the peace at public rallies and protests scheduled for Jan. 6, 2021 - and that the White House was frustrated with Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller's slow deployment of assistance on the day of the riot.
  • Ornato's testimony was corroborated by Kash Patel, the former chief of staff to the acting secretary of defense.
  • According to The Federalist, this information was suppressed.

Why would Bannon or Navarro comply with this kangaroo court?