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Former President Trump Aid Peter Navarro Sentenced To 4 Months For Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

The former President Trump White House Adviser Peter Navarro has been sentenced to four months in jail and a $9,500 fine for defying the House select committees subpoena regarding Jan. 6.

The former White House adviser claimed he had “an honest belief” that he would be exempt from the subpoena due to executive privilege invoked by President Trump.

This move comes as a shock as just a couple of weeks ago, Hunter Biden defied a subpoena.

Though Republicans talked of holding him in contempt of court, nothing has seemingly come of the case.

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Tom Fitton on X came to a similar conclusion:

NBC News shares more on the story:

Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months in prison Thursday for criminal contempt of Congress, with federal prosecutors saying he “thumbed his nose” at the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Navarro was convicted in September on two counts for refusing to testify and provide documents to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, which issued its report and dissolved in late 2022 after Republicans won control of the House.

The charge carried a mandatory minimum sentence of a month in prison. Federal prosecutors had sought six months for Navarro, saying he, “like the rioters at the Capitol, put politics, not country, first, and stonewalled Congress’s investigation.” Navarro, prosecutors said, “chose allegiance to former President Donald Trump over the rule of law.”

U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta handed down the sentence Thursday and also ordered Navarro to pay a fine of $9,500.

The fact that Democrats are still attacking people for Jan. 6 is disgusting.

It was NOT an insurrection.

ABC News shares more on the story:

Navarro added that Jan 6, 2021, was "one of the worst" days.

"The minute that violence erupted on Capitol Hill, it was one of the worst days of my life," Navarro said.

Navarro's attorney, Stanley Woodward, also argued that Navarro wasn't the only person who didn't comply with a subpoena from the House select committee.

"Dan Scavino did not provide testimony; Mark Meadows did not provide any testimony," he said, though the DOJ did not bring contempt charges against either of those two White House officials.

Judge Mehta also challenged Woodward's claim that Navarro has "accepted responsibility" for his crime.

"I haven't heard a single word of contrition since this case began," the judge said.

Navarro is the second Trump adviser to be convicted and sentenced for refusing to cooperate with the Jan. 6 panel, after Steve Bannon was found guilty in July of defying a Jan. 6 committee subpoena.


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