Steve Bannon Ordered to Prison by July 1

The podcast host and former Trump adviser will likely spend the summer serving time for contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon has been ordered to report to prison by July 1 to serve time over his refusal to turn over documents related to Congress’ investigation in the deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

The right-wing podcast host and former adviser to Donald Trump will serve four months in prison after he was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of contempt of Congress in 2022. This means one of the MAGA movement’s most prominent voices will be behind bars for a large portion of Trump’s presidential campaign.

The far-right conservative who once led Breitbart News is now the second Trump White House official to go to prison for refusing to release documents and cooperate with the committee. Former trader adviser Peter Navarro is currently serving a four-month term.


U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols made the order on Thursday after a federal appeals court rejected Bannon’s push to overturn his misdemeanor conviction. Bannon avoided serving time during his appeal.

Bannon was found in contempt in Congress after he refused to hand over documents to a congressional panel investigating the deadly series of events that led to the storming of the Capitol. He long argued that his lawyer told him he did not have to comply with the subpoena and therefore he did not commit a crime. The justice system disagreed. 

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