Navarro To Report To Federal Prison By March 19

Former Trump White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was ordered to report to federal prison by March 19 to begin his four-month sentence for two counts of contempt of Congress. The order was revealed in a Sunday court filing by his attorneys.

A jury found Navarro guilty in 2023 of refusing to testify before the controversial House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol protests. He was also convicted of defying a committee subpoena to hand over documents related to its probe.

The then-Democrat controlled House of Representatives held the former Trump aide in contempt.

The case was then referred to the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., and a jury subsequently found Navarro guilty. 

The conviction is under appeal on the grounds that Navarro believes he was barred from testimony by executive privilege. Prosecutors countered that former President Trump did not assert that privilege, and thus it could not be raised at trial.

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta agreed, and Navarro was convicted.

Mehta acknowledged that his decision on executive privilege would be appealed. However, he handed down the four-month sentence and denied Navarro’s request that he remain free while his conviction was under appeal.

Biden’s Justice Department sought two more months behind bars and a staggering $200,000 fine against Navarro. That fine was reduced by Mehta to $9,500.

The former Trump advisor is now required to report to the Bureau of Prisons in Miami by two p.m. on March 19. 

Navarro’s attorney, Stanley Woodward, noted that prosecutors rejected his client’s attempt to remain free through his appeal on the basis that “former President Trump did not invoke executive privilege as to the Select Committee’s subpoena to Dr. Navarro.”

Woodward added that immunity and executive privilege issues have little judicial precedent.

With the order to report to federal prison later this month, Navarro is set to become the first former Trump official to be incarcerated related to the controversial 2020 presidential election. 

The goal of the Democratic persecution, as every impartial observer recognizes, is to ultimately have Trump himself behind bars before November’s election.

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