Steve Bannon ordered to surrender his passport but remains free after surrendering to law enforcement
Steve Bannon surrendered to law enforcement Monday morning, and after being processed stood before a magistrate judge, waived arraignment, and was given instructions.
Bannon will not he jailed pre-trial. He is to remain at his listed address (free to come and go, he just cannot move) and must surrender his passport, according to NBC4 Washington Investigative Reporter Scott MacFarlane.
But Bannon "must notify Pretrial Services for any travel outside U.S."
Bannon will be required to check-in weekly w/ Pretrial Services by phone. He must remain at listed address. And he must notify Pretrial Services for any travel outside U.S. Court pretrial services has possession of Bannon's passport\n\nFeds aren't seeking more restrictions— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1637003230
HuffPost senior justice reporter Ryan Reilly says Bannon must "keep them advised of travel inside the U.S. (outside the U.S. requires court permission).
Bannon also lucked out with the judge who has been assigned his case.
U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols was appointed by then-President Donald Trump in 2019. He is a member of the Federalist Society.
Bannon, who earlier this year was "hawking vitamins and other anti-science mumbo jumbo to fight COVID," requested a virtual hearing for Thursday.
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