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Steve Bannon was ordered to go to jail by July 1

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Steve Bannon, who used to work for Trump, was told by a federal judge on Thursday that he will begin his four-month jail sentence on July 1 for not following the Jan. 6 Committee's orders. Another judge had turned down his case before. For ignoring the committee's orders, Bannon was found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress in July 2022. However, his sentence was put on hold while he filed an appeal. Federal Judge Carl said Thursday that he didn't think the "original basis" for his decision to stay Bannon's term existed anymore since an appeals court upheld his conviction. Bannon could still file an appeal against Nichol's decision that he had to go to jail. Bannon was given the same four-month prison sentence as former Trump advisor Peter Navarro, who also failed to follow through on a January 6 order. This happened more than a year and a half ago, in October 2022. During the final statements in 2022, Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Gaston, who is now on special counsel Jack Smith's team, told the jury, "The defendant chose loyalty to Donald Trump over following the law." Bannon's sentence was put on hold while a review was made. His lawyers told a group of three federal appeals judges their side of the story in November. Bannon's sentence was upheld by the appeals court in May. Soon after, the federal government asked Nichols to jail Bannon. It was thrown out by the federal appeals court, and the government told Nichols that there was "no legal basis" for the term to stay in place.


Summary News: Steve Bannon faces jail time

Steve Bannon, who used to work for Trump, will start his four-month jail sentence on July 1 for not following the order of the Jan. 6 Committee. It was decided in July 2022 that Bannon had broken the law twice. His punishment was put on hold while he made an appeal. Carl, the federal judge, said that the original reason for putting Bannon's sentence on hold was no longer valid. However, Bannon could still fight Nichol's ruling. Bannon got the same four-month jail term as Peter Navarro, who used to work for Trump.


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Source: Judge orders Steve Bannon to report to prison on July 1 for contempt of Congress sentence
Sources: NBC News

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