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Monday, December 09, 2019

Federal Court Restricts Bannon's Travel And Seizes His Passport

Steve Bannon outside U. S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

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."

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).

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