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June 18, 2024

DOJ Requested Denial of Bannon’s ‘Emergency Motion’ to Delay Prison Sentence

It would appear that Joe Biden and company had something to say about Steve Bannon's postponing of his prison sentence until after the election.

It is now being reported that the DOJ intervened when Bannon filed his emergency motion to delay reporting to prison.

The DOJ requested that the appeals court deny his motion, which effectively keeps Bannon sidelined for the remainder of the election season.

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Bannon’s prison sentence for contempt of Congress is four months long.

The sentence had been put on hold while his appeals process played out, but on June 6, a federal judge revoked the initial order and ordered Bannon to report by July 1.

Assuming Bannon reports on that date, it would keep him sidelined almost up until election day, leaving him unable to assist Trump at rallies and campaigns.

In its request to deny Bannon, the DOJ wrote, “Because Bannon cannot justify what would be an extraordinary exception to the general rule of detention following conviction and an unsuccessful appeal, his motion should be denied.”

Bannon’s attorney cited the campaign as one of the reasons that Bannon’s sentence should be delayed, stating, “This would also effectively bar Mr. Bannon from serving as a meaningful advisor in the ongoing national campaign.”

Make no mistake about it… that is exactly what the Biden campaign wanted and it is why the DOJ interfered in the case.

This now makes the second Trump adviser that will have been sent to jail.

In March, Peter Navarro reported to serve his four-month sentence for the same crime.

Bannon is expected to report to the Danbury, CT, low-security prison facility by July 1.

Bannon is not eligible for minimum security, “Club Fed,” because he has another criminal matter pending for his role in the “We Build the Wall” fraud scheme.

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