Former Trump advisor: “No prison has been built to silence me”

WASHINGTON– A United States federal judge on Thursday ordered Donald Trump's former top adviser, Steve Bannon, to report to prison on July 1 to begin his four-month sentence for contempt of Congress, local media reported.

Banon refused to testify against Trump when Democrats called him during the January 6 televised media show at the Capitol and was convicted of contempt. Hunter Biden did the same thing twice until his lawyers asked him to testify. Nothing happened to him.

Bannon, 70, was found guilty of contempt in July 2022 for defying a subpoena to testify before the illegitimate Congressional panel about the January 6, 2021 protests outside the US Capitol.

Banon is one of the masterminds of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and a staunch conservative. The new Democrats in Congress have tried to break him, but they have not been able to silence him on their streaming show and on the radio.

Last month a lower federal court upheld the conviction. District Judge Carl Nichols revoked his bail at a court hearing Thursday and ordered him to report to prison by July 1.

Bannon addressed reporters outside the Washington courthouse after the judge's order: “There is nothing that can silence me and nothing that can make me silence.”

“No prison or jail has been built to silence me,” he insisted.

“We are going to win on November 5th in a landslide,” he added, referring to the date of the elections that are expected to be a rematch between Trump and Joe Biden.

Justice against those close to Trump

Another Trump adviser, Peter Navarro, was also convicted of the same charges and began serving his four-month sentence in March in a Florida prison.

74 years old, Navarro is the first close Trump advisor to serve prison time during the controversial 2020 elections, highly questioned and with enormous doubts about the number of irregularities.

After the successful 2016 campaign, Bannon was Trump's chief political strategist in the White House during the first seven months of his administration and left the position due to alleged conflicts with other senior officials.

In 2020, he was accused of alleged fraud and money laundering for diverting millions of dollars from donors intended for the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico for personal use.

While others were found guilty in the scheme, Trump granted a blanket pardon to Bannon before leaving office in January 2021, leading to the dismissal of charges against him.

Regarding Trump, now the Supreme Court must rule on presidential immunity to avoid constant attacks from the extreme left through Joe Biden's Department of Justice.