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The Supreme Court on Friday denied a bid by conservative commentator Steve Bannon to remain out of prison while he appeals his conviction on two counts of contempt of Congress.

The order clears the way for Bannon to report to prison by July 1 to begin serving a four-month sentence. Bannon sought emergency relief from the Supreme Court after the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., rejected his request to remain free during his appeals process.

Bannon, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, was convicted nearly two years ago after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers had sought documents and testimony from Bannon related to his communications with Trump about efforts to reverse the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

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