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Steve Bannon Asks Supreme Court to Intervene in Effort to Avoid Prison

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He’s pulling out all the stops…

Steve Bannon filed an Emergency Application with the Supreme Court asking for intervention in his four-month prison term for defying a Congressional subpoena from the House Select Committee investigation of the events of January 6th.

The application comes just hours after an appeals court denied his request for a bid to delay his prison sentence.

Bannon’s legal team argued the sentence would impede his role as a top adviser to Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign. Prosecutors dismissed this claim and said Bannon’s “role in political discourse” is irrelevant to the case, stressing the principle of “equal justice under the law.”

“There is no dispute that Mr. Bannon ‘is not likely to flee or pose a danger to the safety of any other person or the community if released’—indeed, he has been out on release for years now without incident.” reported CBS’s Scott McFarlane who read the application.

American Liberty News has more:

“There is also no denying the fact that the government seeks to imprison Mr. Bannon for the four-month period immediately preceding the November presidential election,” McCotter added. “There is no reason for that outcome in a case that presents substantial legal issues.”

Late Thursday, a federal appeals panel denied Bannon’s efforts to stay out of jail in a 2-1 decision. The majority opined that Bannon “knew what the subpoena required yet intentionally refused to appear or to produce any of the requested documents.”

In a dissenting opinion, Judge Justin Walker — an appointee of former President Trump — wrote that Bannon should not be incarcerated before the Supreme Court considers the appeal of his conviction.

“Applicant Mr. Bannon seeks the narrow relief of continued bail pending completion of his further appeals—relief that Judge Walker would have granted below, as explained in his dissent,” McCotter wrote. 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Prime example of our recent 2 tiered justice system. This should be an open and close case against Bannon. In fact every case that falls under J6 should be brought to an end and the members of the sham J6 committee should stand before a REAL judge and sentenced to 5 years at GITMO.

  2. OnlyJB1 is absolutely correct! When the J6 investigation starts, everyone that committee charged will be forgiven and they will all face massive fines, prison terms, falsification of documents, treason, insurrection and election fraud at its highest degree! The J6 Democrats and RINOs manipulated, caused and created the J6 events to create an insurrection (which means trying to overthrow a government party in charge)! Republicans were the party in charge on J6 so it was impossible for the Republicans to overthrow their own Republican party that was in charge January 6, 2020! The Democrats don’t know the meanings of words they use, so that is the “Smoking Gun”! Insurrection, the real meaning makes Democrats the guilty party! It’s very obvious!

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