He Has Reported to Prison

(StraightShooterNews.com) – Following a Supreme Court decision not to rule on his case, a former key advisor on trade under former President Donald Trump’s administration began his four-month prison sentence for contempt of Congress.

In September, 74-year-old Peter Navarro was convicted on two counts of contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena that demanded his testimony before the committee probing the January 6, 2021, Capitol protest, and after a brief trial in Washington, a federal jury found him guilty of contempt.

A Harvard-trained economist, Navarro made an unsuccessful plea to the Supreme Court asking to stay out of jail while he appealed his conviction, but Chief Justice John Roberts swiftly dismissed the case.

Navarro, who crafted the “Green Bay Sweep” strategy to prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 election results, will carry out his sentence in a minimal security facility in Miami.

Before surrendering, Navarro talk to news outlets and expressed his disbelief over his conviction for an “alleged crime” against a senior White House advisor. He criticized the impact of his imprisonment on executive privilege and the separation of powers and said his prosecution was the result of partisan political moves.

After reporting to prison, Navarro became Trump’s most senior official to be imprisoned over the former president’s alleged efforts to challenge the 2020 presidential election results.

Navarro is the second prominent Trump official to face contempt charges for defying the House committee’s subpoenas following Steve Bannon, a key figure in Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Although Bannon was also sentenced to four months in jail in January for contempt of Congress, he remains free while his appeal plays out.

Meanwhile Trump faces his trial in Washington on charges related to attempting to reverse the election results certifying Joe Biden’s win.

However, this case is on hold while the Supreme Court decides on Trump’s claim of immunity from criminal prosecution as a former president, with hearings scheduled for April 25.

Trump was impeached twice by a Democratic-led House for allegedly inciting an insurrection following the Capitol riot but was ultimately acquitted by the Senate.

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