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Steve Bannon reports to prison

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has turned himself in on Monday to federal authorities after a federal district court ordered him to prison. The 71-year-old Republican thought leaders and journalist surrendered to law enforcement to begin his four-month prison sentence for contempt of Congress.

Bannon turned himself in to the Federal Correctional Institute Danbury, in Danbury, Connecticut to begin serving his sentence.

Bannon was left no choice after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied Bannon's request to remain free while his attorneys continue the appeals process.

Bannon was found guilty of defying a subpoena from the now defunct partisan House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Bannon, a Trump loyalist, has accused the Biden administration of weaponizing the justice system against former President Donald J. Trump and close confidantes of Trump.

"I am proud to go to prison," Bannon said. "If this is what it takes the stand up to tyranny, if this way it takes the stand up to the Garland corrupt criminal DOJ, if this is what it takes to stand up to Nancy Pelosi, if this is what it takes to stand up to Joe Biden, I'm proud to do it. "

Bannon was joined for his last moments of freedom by his priest, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), Republican Minnesota Senate candidate Royce White, and former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince.

"I have not only no regrets," Bannon told ABC News, "I'm actually proud of what I did, I'd feel terrible if I didn't do it. I don't mind going to prison today."

In 2022, Bannon was found guilty of contempt of Congress because he refused to appear for a deposition before the now defunct House January Sixth Committee. The committee, a creation of then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) was so partisan that Pelosi even handpicked even the Republicans who served on the Committee. Bannon refused to appear before the committee and refused to turn over documents they subpoenaed.

The Judge's decision to effectively silence Bannon for the four months before the November 5 election comes just one day after the House Judiciary Committee held hearings on the alleged weaponization of the court system against President Joseph R. Biden's political enemies.

"We are making the justice system political. That's what's going on in American and the people are waking up," Congressman Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) said to Attorney General Merrick Garland about the Trump guilty verdict. "When you convict a man or at least charge a man and they donate $200 million in forty-eight hours, they are sending the message that they have lost all trust in this system."

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