After a Trump-appointed judge ordered Steve Bannon to report to prison, Charlie Kirk claims “they're trying to take Steve Bannon out of the election”

Kirk: “This is orchestrated. This is coordinated.”

On June 6, a federal judge appointed by Donald Trump ordered Steve Bannon to report to prison by July 1. The AP reports:

Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, must report to prison by July 1 to serve his four-month sentence for defying a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the U.S. Capitol insurrection, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington granted prosecutors’ request to make Bannon begin serving his prison term after a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court last month upheld his contempt of Congress conviction. But Nichols also made clear in his ruling that Bannon could seek a stay of his order, which could delay his surrender date.


Nichols, who was nominated to the bench by Trump, a Republican, had initially allowed Bannon to remain free while he fought his conviction. But the panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said all of Bannon’s challenges lack merit.

Bannon was convicted in 2022 of two counts of contempt of Congress: one for refusing to sit for a deposition with the Jan. 6 House Committee and the other for refusing to provide documents related to his involvement in Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 presidential election loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

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Citation From the June 6, 2024, edition of The Charlie Kirk Show, streamed on Rumble

CHARLIE KIRK (HOST): And we have some breaking news here. Steve Bannon has officially been sentenced to federal prison. According to the National Pulse, Steve Bannon must report to jail by July 1st, which, Andrew, I think it's a four-month sentence.


KIRK: So they're trying to take Steve Bannon out of the election, all of July, all of August, all of September, all of October. It's a four-month sentence. So unless they're -- we're monitoring this in real-time, so there very well might be --

KOLVET: Yeah. He lost his appeal in Washington DC, the swamp, which, of course. So he just — the judge just ruled, story's developing.

KIRK: According to National Pulse, originally was supposed to be — and by the way, you might say, what's his crime? It's contempt of Congress for invoking executive privilege. The same thing that has Peter Navarro in federal prison. It says former Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon, host of War Room, must report to jail by July 1st after losing his appeal in Washington DC, a judge ruled Thursday.

They're coming after everybody. And, by the way, our next segment, we're gonna have everyday Arizona patriots that are being targeted by the Arizona attorney general. The lawfare is all this regime has left. They cannot win the arguments. They're losing on policy. Their radical ideas are out of the mainstream in this country, so they must use force. You can govern a country by persuasion, dialogue, and speaking, and reason or by blunt force.

Yeah. I'm getting lots of messages here right now. I want to get to the Arizona news here. So it seemed okay. Yeah. So Jack Posobiec has just said, it's a four-month prison sentence. All of July, all of August, all of September, all of October - they're effectively taking Stephen K. Bannon out of this election. That's what this is all about.


KIRK: They're trying to take Steve Bannon out of this election. So, this is an up — this is a top-down, bottom-up great squeeze strategy. Listen carefully. Take Trump out or make him a convicted felon. By the way, his sentencing's on July 11th. Don't be surprised if they put him in prison. Take out one of the lieutenants of the MAGA movement, Steve Bannon. Take out Peter Navarro. Take out Tyler Bowyer. This is orchestrated. This is coordinated. This is a desperate regime that is trying to take out one of the most important voices. Steve Bannon would get out of federal prison according to this two days before the election.