Former Trump adviser charged with contempt of Congress

Peter Navarro was not cooperative with the investigation into the Capitol riot in the USA

Donald Trump’s former economic adviser Peter Navarro was indicted on Friday on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to cooperate with the investigation into the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

For each count, you can be sentenced to up to one (1) year imprisonment or a $100,000 fine.

Navarro stated that he had been arrested on Friday at an airport in Washington. He was released the next day after appearing before a judge. He is due to appear in court again on June 17.

Former adviser of the president accused prosecutors using “hardball”CNN reported that his tactics included arresting him, and not allowing him make any phone calls.

The US House Select Committee was concerned about the January 6 Attack and requested that Navarro appeared and give over documents in February. Navarro would then be required to return for testimony in March. On Tuesday, Navarro sued both the Select Committee of Justice and the Department of Justice. “weaponization of Congress’ investigatory powers.”

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In 2021 supporters of Donald Trump broke through barricades of police and briefly overtook the Capitol building, Washington while Congress was finalizing results from the presidential election.



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