Former Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Reports to Prison for Contempt of Congress

Former Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Reports to Prison for Contempt of Congress

Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro surrendered himself to prison on Tuesday to serve a four-month federal sentence for contempt of Congress. Navarro, who previously held the position of Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy under the Trump administration, addressed the media in Miami before his incarceration. He invoked George Washington and the doctrine of executive privilege, claiming that his imprisonment was an unprecedented assault on the constitutional separation of powers.

Navarro’s conviction stems from his defiance of a congressional subpoena in 2022, which ordered him to testify before the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol attack. Alongside former White House Advisor Steve Bannon, Navarro had planned to assist in overturning the 2020 election results. However, their efforts were thwarted by the violent events that unfolded at the Capitol.

During his press conference, Navarro questioned whether Congress had the authority to compel a senior White House advisor to testify, citing executive privilege dating back to George Washington. However, Fox News fact-checked this claim, highlighting that there is no constitutional provision of executive privilege that would have exempted Navarro from testifying.

The press conference held prior to Navarro’s surrender was notably more subdued than his previous diatribe following his arrest. At that time, he labeled the charges against him as “terrorism” and accused the Biden administration of operating under policies reminiscent of “Stalinist Russia.”

Author: CrimeDoor

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