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Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon must go to prison before July 1

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon must go to prison before July 1

Donald Trump’s former influential White House adviser and right-wing populist ideologue Steve Bannon will begin serving a four-month prison sentence after January 1, a US federal judge ordered Thursday.R July, media reports.

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Steve Bannon’s October 2022 conviction for obstructing Congress’s investigative powers was upheld on appeal on May 10, 2024 after Steve Bannon refused to cooperate with a parliamentary inquiry into the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.

His application was suspended due to a defense appeal, but Judge Carl Nicholls lifted the suspension at the request of the prosecution and ordered the 70-year-old defendant to be jailed on the 1st.R Finally July.

Another former adviser to Donald Trump in the White House, Peter Navarro, was sentenced to four months in prison for the same facts and began serving his sentence in March 2024.

On January 6, 2021, Steve Bannon spoke to Mr. Trump on the phone. On that day, hundreds of supporters of the outgoing Republican Party stormed the Capitol, the seat of the US Congress, in an attempt to block the certification of victory for his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, in the November 2020 election.

Donald Trump was not directly charged by the court for the attack on the Capitol, although on January 6, 2021, a parliamentary commission of inquiry recommended criminal proceedings against him in December 2022, specifically calling for sedition and conspiracy against US companies.

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Nevertheless, he was indicted in August 2023 by a federal court in Washington and later by state courts in Georgia (southeast) for his illegal efforts to alter the results of the 2020 election.

In the final months of Donald Trump’s victorious campaign in 2016, Steve Bannon began to make his mark, denouncing a world order controlled by political and financial elites.

Followed Trump to the White House in 2017, but was forced to leave the executive branch in August 2017 after violence erupted during a far-right activist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (East). A young woman was killed when a neo-Nazi sympathizer drove his car into anti-racism protesters.