Bannon Files Emergency Appeal Before Reporting to Prison

Attorneys for Steve Bannon filed an emergency motion Tuesday in a bid to keep the former Trump White House chief strategist out of prison as he seeks to appeal his conviction for flouting a subpoena from a congressional committee that probed the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

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Bannon’s counsel of record R. Trent McCotter submitted the filing to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals requesting his client’s release before a July 1 deadline to surrender himself and serve a four-month sentence.

“If the panel decision stands, there will be far-reaching consequences, including separation-of-powers concerns,” wrote McCotter and other attorneys from DC firm Boyden Gray PLLC representing Bannon, 70.

Ed Morrissey

It's absurd that Bannon and Navarro would go to prison over a separation-of-powers dispute, while Eric Holder and now Merrick Garland never even faced prosecution for identical contempt charges using the same argument (presumably with Garland). This is retribution, not justice. 

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