Bannon, Trump's guru, in jail since July | EUROtoday

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Steve Bannon, a former advisor to Donald Trump, should report back to jail by July 1 to serve a four-month sentence for failing to adjust to a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the assault on the US Capitol.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols granted prosecutors' request to start serving his jail sentence after a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court docket final month upheld his contempt of Congress. Nichols additionally made clear in his ruling that Bannon might search a keep of his arrest order, which might delay his give up date. Bannon's lawyer at trial argued that the costs had been politically motivated.

The legal professionals of Donald Trump's former strategist and guru of the American far proper – who was convicted for refusing to testify within the House on his position within the assault on Washington on January 6, 2021 – have in truth introduced a brand new attraction to the Court of the Washington circuit, asking that this time all the court docket, and never simply three judges, consider it.

After the primary diploma conviction, Judge Nichols, appointed by Trump, suspended the applying of Bannon's sentence pending the end result of the attraction. But Nichols yesterday acknowledged that, in mild of final May's ruling by which the attraction was rejected, the motivation “no longer exists” to additional postpone the sentence for the 70-year-old Bannon, now very energetic with the War Room podcast.

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The decide then ordered the bail on which Bannon was free to be revoked. However, by setting the beginning of the sentence at July 1, Nichols gave Bannon's legal professionals virtually a month to proceed with the appeals. Another Trump adviser, Peter Navarro, a former White House commerce adviser, is serving a four-month jail sentence for refusing to testify to the investigation into the assault on Congress.