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Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro found guilty of contempt of Congress - ABC News

  

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Via:  evilgenius  •  3 weeks ago  •  18 comments

By:   ABC News

Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro found guilty of contempt of Congress - ABC News
A jury has found former Trump adviser Peter Navarro guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena issued by the House Jan. 6 committee.

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A jury has found former Trump adviser Peter Navarro guilty of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena issued in February 2022 by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Navarro, who under Donald Trump was director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, was convicted on one count over his refusal to appear for a deposition in front of the committee, and on a second count for refusing to produce documents.

He was indicted on contempt charges by a grand jury in June.

Prosecutors said during closing arguments Thursday that Navarro's failure to submit documents and testify before the committee was intentional, while the defense argued that Navarro was "communicative" with the committee despite not testifying or submitting documents.

Navarro's attorney, Stanley Woodward, said that Navarro told the committee that "his hands were tied" and claimed executive privilege.

During testimony Wednesday, David Buckley, a former staff director for the Jan. 6 committee, told jurors the committee had been seeking to question Navarro about efforts to delay Congress' certification of the 2020 election, a plan Navarro dubbed the "Green Bay Sweep" in his book, "In Trump Time."

Woodward agreed with prosecutors that Navarro did not submit documents or show up for testimony -- but, he said, the Jan. 6 committee failed to contact Trump to find out if he had asserted executive privilege over Navarro's testimony and document production.

peter-navarro-gty-jef-230907_1694096429047_hpMain.jpg Peter Navarro, an advisor to former President Donald Trump, arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse on September 07, 2023 in Washington, DC.Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Prosecutors argued that Navarro still "had to show up to his deposition."

"To cite the privilege, he had to do it on a question-by-question basis," lead prosecutor John Crabb said. "That was made clear to Mr. Navarro. He didn't show up."

Navarro could face a maximum of two years in prison and fines up to $200,000.


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evilone
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1  seeder  evilone    3 weeks ago

Bannon has appealed his conviction, I expect Navarro will too.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  evilone @1    3 weeks ago

there's goes the profits from the book he wrote telling everything he could have told congress...

 
 
 
evilone
Professor Guide
1.1.1  seeder  evilone  replied to  devangelical @1.1    3 weeks ago

The nutfucker came to court with a big sign of Trump giving a salute... 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  evilone @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

I watched a news program last night showing him being heckled by some lady. hilarious. he should be real popular at club fed.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2  Gsquared    3 weeks ago

The jury didn"t buy his B.S.  No one else is either.  He can't speak without ranting about total nonsense.

 
 
 
evilone
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2.1  seeder  evilone  replied to  Gsquared @2    3 weeks ago
The jury didn"t buy his B.S.  No one else is either.

I'm not buying the prosecution's assertion that he had to come in and apply immunity to each individual question. I don't think the judge was either, but he does need to produce something that shows Trump asserted executive immunity on specific topics of conversation. He came to court saying Trump absolved him of all conversations without knowing what the topics were, so he didn't even need to show up. No one is buying that for sure.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  evilone @2.1    3 weeks ago
I'm not buying the prosecution's assertion that he had to come in and apply immunity to each individual question. 

Actually, he does.  That's how it works.  No one is privileged from testifying on a claim of blanket immunity.  It is always on a question by question basis.

 
 
 
evilone
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2.1.2  seeder  evilone  replied to  Gsquared @2.1.1    3 weeks ago
Actually, he does.

Perhaps. The judge didn't seem all that convinced of the argument at pre-trial. 

 No one is privileged from testifying on a claim of blanket immunity.

Yes. Not what I was saying.

It is always on a question by question basis.

The committee supplied specific information to Navarro on documents and topics. Were Navarro to have produced evidence from Trump on those specifics where it was evident Trump read and understood what the committee was looking for and then claimed executive privilege AND THEN supplied that to committee I don't think it would have gone to trial.  

 
 
 
cjcold
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3  cjcold    3 weeks ago

So another one of Trump's extensive criminal crew bites the dust. 

This is all just leading up to the delicious main course.

Trumpburgers on the barbie.

 
 
 
evilone
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3.1  seeder  evilone  replied to  cjcold @3    3 weeks ago
So another one of Trump's extensive criminal crew bites the dust. 

We'll have to wait for the appeal process to play out for both Bannon and Navarro, but it's not looking good for them at the moment.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     3 weeks ago

Another dumbass falling on his sword for Trump...LOL, just how stupid can they get?

 
 
 
evilone
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4.1  seeder  evilone  replied to  Kavika @4    3 weeks ago
just how stupid can they get?

I'm waiting for Stone to step on his dick again. It's only a matter of time.

 
 
 
shona1
Masters Quiet
4.2  shona1  replied to  Kavika @4    3 weeks ago

Morning...just saw this on Facebook and thought how flaming true...

Never follow a leader who is more in love with power than people...

Native American proverb...

 
 
 
bbl-1
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5  bbl-1    3 weeks ago

Navarro will continue to deflect, satiate the MAGA base, burn up time and hold on for the return of Trump.  To bad the justice system moves at a glacial pace.  These things may take years to resolve and the point becomes---'What is the point'?

 
 
 
Ronin2
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6  Ronin2    3 weeks ago

Good, the precedent has been set. 

Time for the House to hold Garland, Weiss, Wrey, and any other Biden administration official that obstructions their ongoing investigations in contempt.

 

 
 
 
George
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6.1  George  replied to  Ronin2 @6    3 weeks ago

The only problem with that is the DOJ has to prosecute that, and that will never happen, the house found the racist Piece of shit holder in criminal contempt, the worthless fucker just laughed at them.

 
 
 
Ronin2
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6.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  George @6.1    3 weeks ago

Just takes a change in the White House. 

No GOP Establishment pricks allowed. No system President that will just sweep everything the Democrats have done under the rug and pretend it was just business as usual.

Democrats are counting on not being held accountable. Past time they found out that the laws and rules apply to everyone.

 
 
 
evilone
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6.2  seeder  evilone  replied to  Ronin2 @6    3 weeks ago
Time for the House to hold Garland, Weiss, Wrey, and any other Biden administration official that obstructions their ongoing investigations in contempt.

Perhaps you can tell us when any of these official just didn't show up for a Congressional Committee claiming they had executive immunity. 

 
 

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