Peter Navarro Ordered to Jail for Contempt of Congress

Peter Navarro Ordered to Jail for Contempt of Congress
Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro has been instructed to report to jail in Miami on March 19th to commence his four-month sentence. This comes after he defied a subpoena from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.

In September, Peter Navarro was found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress for his refusal to provide testimony and documents to the committee.

According to court documents filed by Navarro’s attorneys on Sunday night, he must report to prison in Miami by 2 p.m. ET on March 19th.

“Dr. Navarro has now been ordered to report to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons, FCI Miami, on or before 2:00 PM EDT on March 19, 2024,” stated Navarro’s attorney. “Accordingly, Dr. Navarro respectfully reiterates his request for an administrative stay.”

Peter Navarro, who was denied the opportunity to remain out of jail while appealing his sentence, has been seeking a stay from a federal appeals court while attempting to overturn his conviction.

During Navarro’s trial, former Jan. 6 committee staff director David Buckley testified that the committee had sought to question Peter Navarro about efforts to delay Congress’ certification of the 2020 election—a plan Navarro referred to as the “Green Bay Sweep” in his book, “In Trump Time.”

Navarro argued unsuccessfully that former President Donald Trump had asserted executive privilege over his testimony and document production.

In response to the order, Peter Navarro issued a statement calling his case “a landmark constitutional case” that will determine the preservation of the constitutional separation of powers, the continuation of executive privilege as a defense against partisan attacks by the legislative branch, and the maintenance of executive privilege as a critical tool for effective presidential decision-making, as pioneered by President George Washington.

“That’s worth fighting for on behalf of all Americans,” Peter Navarro concluded.

Peter Navarro would be the first former Trump adviser to go to jail for actions related to the January 6th attack.

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