Steven Bannon’s Latest Move To Stay Out Of Jail

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( –  On Friday, Steve Bannon, a former Trump administrator adviser, filed with the Supreme Court an emergency appeal in an attempt to remain out of prison as he tries to appeal his conviction relating to not following a subpoena sent by the Jan. 6 special House subcommittee. 

Trent McCotter, Bannon’s attorney, sent a 47-page appeal to the Supreme Court in which he argued that an “even-handed approach” would favor Bannon being allowed to remain on release. He added that there is no denying that the government is attempting to place Bannon in prison right before the November presidential election, however, he added that there is no reason for that to be the case and that this particular case “presents substantial legal issues.”

In 2022, Bannon had been found guilty of contempt of Congress on two counts after he refused to hand over documents or appear before the House subcommittee. A federal judge sentenced him to four months imprisonment set to start on July 1. 

A federal appeal panel late on Thursday had denied Bannon’s attempts to remain out of jail in a 2-1 ruling. The majority in the opinion wrote that Bannon had been aware of the subpoena and had intentionally refused to comply with the request. 

Judge Justin Walker, who had been appointed by former President Donald Trump, wrote in the dissenting opinion that Bannon should not be incarcerated until the Supreme Court has ruled on his conviction. 

McCotter noted that Bannon was looking for relief until the completion of his further appeal, which is something that Walker also explained in his dissent.

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