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Steve Bannon Requests Supreme Court To Pause Prison Sentence Appeal

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Former Donald Trump strategist, Steve Bannon, has made a request to the Supreme Court to delay his prison sentence while he appeals his conviction for contempt of Congress. This request comes after a federal appeals court denied his bid to postpone the start of his sentence.

Bannon's plea is seen as a longshot attempt, especially after another former Trump adviser, Peter Navarro, was unsuccessful in receiving a similar break from the conservative high court in the past.

Federal appeals court denies Bannon's bid to postpone sentence.
Steve Bannon seeks Supreme Court delay for prison sentence appeal.
Bannon must surrender by July 1 for four-month sentence.

A federal judge recently ruled that Bannon must surrender himself by July 1 to commence serving a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress while his appeal is ongoing. Bannon is expected to report to the low-security federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, instead of the minimum-security prison camp he had hoped for.

Two years ago, Bannon was convicted by a federal jury in Washington, DC, for failing to comply with a subpoena related to the US House's investigation into the events of January 6, 2021. Despite his conviction, Bannon has continued to be a vocal supporter of Trump and has actively backed his potential reelection bid.

In recent public appearances, Bannon has intensified his criticism of the Justice Department, stating at a conservative event in Detroit that they would seek to 'purge' the department and 'dismantle' the FBI if Trump were to win the election.

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