In September, Dr. Peter Navarro, a former advisor to Trump was found guilty of criminal contempt of Congress. This verdict was in relation to his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the sham J6 committee, formed by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
It is a stain on our justice system that Peter Navarro sees even one second in jail for defying the illegitimate J6 committee.— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 25, 2024
The committee’s sole intent was to smear President Trump and his allies while lying to the American people about the truth.
Peter is just the latest…
Navarro’s non-compliance was based on his assertion that Trump had instructed him to invoke executive privilege.
The jury had previously reached a guilty verdict on two counts of contempt after four hours of deliberation.
Biden’s corrupt DOJ pushed for a six-month prison sentence for Navarro. On Thursday, Judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee, sentenced Peter Navarro to 4 months in prison and imposed a $9,500 fine. Dr. Navarro appeared in federal court for his sentencing hearing on Thursday after briefly delivering remarks.
NBC News reported:
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.
Judge Mehta prohibited Navarro from using the executive privilege argument, following accusations by DOJ prosecutors that the former Trump aide was “hiding behind executive privilege claims.”
On Thursday, Navarro’s legal team filed an appeal of his conviction on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress.
Peter Navarro has filed an appeal of his conviction on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress, minutes after receiving a four month prison sentence. pic.twitter.com/3j9eVMjciY— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 25, 2024