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Steve Bannon goes to jail.

The far-right media strategist and Donald Trump’s former White House adviser was ordered to report back to federal jail authorities on July 1 after he was convicted of contempt of Congress.

He arrived at FCI Danbury in Connecticut on Monday however not earlier than broadcasting reside on Real America’s Voice as a part of his War Room podcasts.

In a makeshift studio close to the jail, Bannon lauded the success of the far-right nationalist celebration National Rally within the first spherical of the French parliamentary elections. Comparing the outcomes to the 2016 Brexit vote, Bannon mentioned the success of the French far-right was a precursor to what he expects to be a victory for former President Donald Trump in November.

He additionally mentioned Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a “bad 72 hours” with President Joe Biden’s dismal debate efficiency and the first-round leads to the French election. Bannon additionally celebrated the polling prowess of Nigel Farage’s Reform U.Okay. celebration forward of the British election on 4 July.

The former Trump advisor spoke to supporters, together with Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who had gathered exterior the jail on Monday.

Outside the jail in Danbury, Bannon mentioned: “I’m a political prisoner of Nancy Pelosi. I’m a political prisoner of Merrick Garland. I’m a political prisoner of Joe Biden and the corrupt Biden establishment.”

He added: “I am proud to go to prison … This is what it takes to stand up to tyranny and this is what it takes to stand up to the Garland corrupt criminal DOJ … this what it takes to stand up to Nancy Pelosi. This is what it takes to stand up to Joe Biden … I’m proud to do it.”

Bannon spoke exterior the jail on Monday as protesters chanted “traitor” as they tried to interrupt the previous Trump advisor.

“I was on a destroyer for four years in the Navy, I am prepared for whatever prison holds,” he informed reporters.

“Steve will be fine for four months,” Greene added.

On Friday, whereas his Republican allies tried to undermine his conviction, Bannon did not persuade the Supreme Court to let him keep out of jail whereas he appealed.

After shedding his last-ditch request, Bannon – the one-time Breitbart govt, architect of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, and go-to broadcaster for a Trump-aligned nationalist motion and its marketing campaign of political retribution – has been transferred to a federal jail facility, the place he’ll start a four-month sentence.

Steve Bannon speaks outside FCI Danbury on Monday 1 July
Steve Bannon speaks exterior FCI Danbury on Monday 1 July (Screenshot / Real America’s Voice)

Bannon was present in contempt of Congress after defying subpoenas to provide proof to the House choose committee investigating January 6.

His jail sentence mirrors the one handed right down to former Trump aide Peter Navarro, who turned the primary Trumpworld determine to go to jail in reference to the Capitol assault.

Navarro had equally refused to adjust to a subpoena from the congressional committee that investigated January 6 and the responses from Trump and his allies.

Bannon was initially sentenced in October 2022, however it was placed on maintain pending his attraction.

That conviction was upheld in May, and a federal choose who ordered him to jail earlier this month agreed with prosecutors who argued that there was “no legal basis” to let him keep away from it.

On Monday, Bannon claimed, “When we investigate [January 6]you’re going see that Donald John Trump was not just completely innocent – He was the one individual that wanted to protect the Capitol and wanted to protect Washington D.C.”

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) addresses the media at the Federal Correctional Institution Danbury where Steve Bannon, the former Donald Trump White House strategist, is expected to begin his four-month sentence on July 1, 2024 in Danbury, Connecticut
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) addresses the media on the Federal Correctional Institution Danbury the place Steve Bannon, the previous Donald Trump White House strategist, is predicted to start his four-month sentence on July 1, 2024 in Danbury, Connecticut (Getty Images)

Greene famous that the rebel happened on her third day in Congress, and she or he accused then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi of failing to guard the Capitol.

Several House Republicans – who’ve tried to rewrite the narrative of the Capitol assault and undermine the convictions of a whole bunch of individuals in reference to the assault – pressed federal courts to intervene.

At least one House Republican filed a short on to the Supreme Court, claiming that the House choose committee’s “entire process” was “tainted and must be dismissed as a matter of law.”

Another group of House Republicans launched a decision to attempt to rescind Bannon’s subpoena and his contempt of Congress advice.

“This is about shutting down the MAGA movement, shutting down grassroots conservatives, shutting down President Trump,” Bannon informed reporters exterior a federal courthouse in Washington on June 6.

A man holds a sign that reads ‘Lock Them Up’ as Attorney Matthew Evan Corcoran (L) and Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Donald Trump, depart federal court on June 6, 2024 in Washington, DC
A person holds an indication that reads ‘Lock Them Up’ as Attorney Matthew Evan Corcoran (L) and Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Donald Trump, depart federal court docket on June 6, 2024 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

“Not only are we winning, we are going to prevail,” he mentioned. “There’s not a prison built or jail built that will shut me up.”

Speaking to ABC News on Friday, Bannon mentioned, “I’m a political prisoner,” however he added that “it won’t change me.”

He added: “It will not suppress my voice. My voice will not be suppressed when I’m there.”

Bannon informed the community that he doesn’t remorse defying the subpoena from Congress.

“If it took me going to prison to finally get the House to start to move, to start to delegitimize the illegitimate J6 committee … my going to prison is worth it,” he mentioned.

Bannon will now be part of half a dozen Trump allies who’ve served time for obstruction, marketing campaign finance violations, fraud, and different fees surrounding the previous president’s 2016 marketing campaign, his actual property empire, and makes an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

In 2020, Bannon and three others had been arrested on federal fees of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and cash laundering in reference to a fundraising marketing campaign to construct a US-Mexico border wall. Then-President Trump later pardoned Bannon, sparing him a federal trial.

But Bannon faces related fraud fees linked to the “We Build the Wall” scheme in New York, the place he’s scheduled to go on trial this September.