Peter Navarro, a former adviser to Donald Trump, has been found guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena related to the investigation of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Navarro, 74, was convicted on two counts: one for refusing to appear for a deposition and another for failing to produce documents before a House of Representatives panel. His sentencing is scheduled for January 12, and he could face up to two years in jail and fines of up to $200,000.
Navarro plans to appeal the verdict. He argued that he couldn’t use executive privilege as a defense in the case. Navarro chose not to call Trump as a witness due to Trump’s legal situation. This follows the conviction of another ex-Trump aide, Steve Bannon, for contempt of Congress. During the trial, Navarro’s defense claimed the subpoena lacked specific details on where he was supposed to appear, and that prosecutors failed to prove willful non-compliance. The prosecution argued that Navarro was aware of his obligations and chose not to comply.
Source – CGTN