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Steve Bannon Reports To Federal Prison

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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon reported to prison today to begin his four-month sentence for contempt of Congress charges.

The one-time Trump adviser is on his way to federal prison in Connecticut over his contempt charges for defying a subpoena from a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Bannon was convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress in 2022 for defying a subpoena from the House committee investigating the attack. He was allowed by a federal judge to delay his sentence for about two years as he appealed the case.

Steve Bannon told reporters that he was “proud” to report to federal prison.

“I am going to prison. I’m proud to go to prison. I am proud of going to prison today,” Bannon said at a press conference held with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) outside the Federal Correctional Institution Danbury. “I am proud to go to prison. If this is what it takes to stand up to tyranny. If this is what it takes to stand up to the Garland corrupt, criminal DOJ. If this is what it takes to stand up to Nancy Pelosi, if this is what it takes to stand up to Joe Biden, I’m proud to do it.”

Bannon also addressed a priest who came to the conference offering spiritual guidance. 

“Father, don’t pray for me. Pray for our enemies. They’re the ones who are going to need the prayers,” Bannon said. 

“It’s Nancy Pelosi and Merrick Garland that made me a martyr, but martyrs die, and I’m far from dead baby,” Bannon said earlier, reminding supporters that Trump will be sentenced in his Manhattan hush-money case on July 11, just four days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

“You can’t run a business from a federal prison. I have no intention to do anything with business, but I have a First Amendment right. I have a First Amendment right to have my voice heard, and my voice is going to be heard every day, and more importantly, their voices are going to be heard. You don’t need my voice, we’re a populous movement,” Bannon said. 

Last week, the Supreme Court denied Bannon’s longshot appeal to delay his prison sentence.

Bannon will be the second former Trump White House aide to serve time in prison in connection with defying a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee.

Peter Navarro, a former trade adviser to Trump, began his four-month prison sentence in March after his emergency appeal at the Supreme Court also failed.

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