Peter Navarro asks Supreme Court to reconsider motion to remain out of prison during appeal

by | Apr 2, 2024

Former Donald Trump aide Peter Navarro is asking Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to reconsider Chief Justice John Roberts' previous denial of his motion to remain out of jail while he appeals his contempt of Congress conviction.

Navarro, who began serving his four-month sentence on March 19, saw his request to remain free denied by Roberts the day before his sentence commenced.

Navarro previously held the position of director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy in the White House during the administration of President Trump. In early 2022, Navarro was twice subpoenaed to testify before the now defunct and dishonest House select committee ‘investigating' January 6, 2021. He was given jail time for not complying with subpoenas, the same offense Hunter Biden committed when he ignored a congressional subpoena for a closed door deposition last December.

As a consequence of his failure to comply with the subpoenas, Navarro was charged with contempt of Congress. He was convicted in September and subsequently sentenced to four months in prison, along with a $9,500 fine, in January.

Throughout the legal proceedings, Navarro contended that he was not obligated to hand over the requested documents to the select committee, arguing that they were protected under Trump's executive privilege. Despite his assertions, Navarro's attempts to overturn his conviction were unsuccessful in court.

Navarro rightfully blamed his sentence on a weaponized system of justice and prejudiced judges.

Read Navarro’s petition for reconsideration here.

Source: Newsweek

 

 

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