Steve Bannon Heads To Prison?

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( – Federal prosecutors have requested from the judge who is handling the case against former Trump adviser Steve Bannon to start his four-month prison sentence following the appeals court decision that his conviction for contempt of Congress should be upheld. 

On Tuesday the Department of Justice’s lawyers filed a request to District of Columbia Circuit Judge Carl Nichols calling for him to lift the stay that had previously been placed on Bannon’s punishment. The stay was put in place with the clear intention to allow the appeals process to play out. The federal appeals court panel has denied the bid of Steve Bannon to toss Friday’s conviction. As a result, prosecutors have pointed out that there was “no longer” a legal reason for the stay to remain in place.

In a filing on Tuesday, prosecutors also pointed out that there was no longer any substantial legal question that could result in a new trial or in the results of the trial being reversed. 

Bannon told ABC News that he had been shocked by the filing which he argued was an attempt to silence MAGA. Bannon had previously served as a campaign adviser of former President Donald Trump in 2016. In 2022 he had been convicted of having failed to appear for a deposition before the House’s now-disbanded special committee that was looking into Jan. 6. In October 2022 he had been sentenced to four months in prison and had been ordered to pay a $6,500 fine. 

Bannon’s legal team previously brought forward an appeal in front of a three-judge panel with the D.C. Circuit. 

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