Bannon Prepares for Jail Time Over Capitol Riot Inquiry

Steve Bannon Former White House Chief Strategist
Steve Bannon Former White House Chief Strategist. Credit | Getty images

United States – Donald Trump’s close associate, Steve Bannon, is also expected to report to prison on Monday to begin serving a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress for failing to honor the committee’s subpoena that investigated the January 6 attack on the U. S. Capitol building.


Bannon is expected to have his time at a low-security federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, as per some reports.

Trump is the Republican candidate who competes against the Democratic President Joe Biden in the Nov. 5 U.S. election. The sentence could keep Bannon imprisoned almost to the Election Day. Current prisoners in federal prisons are not permitted to use the internet or social media, thus Bannon cannot freely reach out to fans of his War Room podcast, as reported by Reuters.

Bannon on Friday fail in the last attempt to avoid going to prison when Supreme Court refuse his plea to remain free while he appeal his conviction.

He was convicted in 2022 for two misdemeanor counts of contempt of Congress and was punished to about 4 months. He was charged after he declined to produce papers or speak to a House of Representatives committee controlled by the Democrats following a violent incursion on the Capitol building by supporters of the then-President Donald Trump in a bid to frustrate the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory.

Bannon’s Role and Political History

Bannon was an official campaign manager in Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, later functioning as the White House chief strategist in 2017, but then they had a rift and then a reconciliation. He has also been actively involved in the right-wing media.

He was first permitted to postpone his imprisonment and challenge the verdict in the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit. The D. C. Circuit affirmed his conviction, and United States District Judge Carl Nicholas directed Bannon to begin serving his sentence.

Bannon will not be the first former top official from Trump’s White House to be sent to prison due to his disobedience in the committee. Peter Navarro, the former Trump trade adviser, surrendered to the prison in March after being handed a four-month imprisonment order. The Supreme Court rejected Navarro’s request to be allowed out on bond while he was appealing his conviction.

Ongoing Legal Issues

Trump in 2021 pardoned Bannon on federal criminal charges, claiming that he defrauded Trump supporters in an endeavor to obtain private funds for constructing a wall at the border between U.S.-Mexico. Bannon has denied state charges concerning the border wall fundraising and is still on trial.