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Former Trump aide Peter Navarro will remain in prison after Supreme Court rejects bid for freedom

Former Trump aide Peter Navarro will remain in prison after Supreme Court rejects bid for freedom

For a second time, the Supreme Court has rejected former Trump White House advisor Peter Navarro’s request to get out of prison while he appeals a conviction for contempt of Congress, CNN reported Monday. The former director of the White House National Trade Council reported to federal prison after Chief Justice John G. Roberts denied Navarro’s first attempt to avoid incarceration. Navarro, 74, has been serving a four-month sentence in an 80-person facility for older inmates at the Federal Correctional Institute in Miami. He had defied a congressional subpoena to testify about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, and was subsequently found guilty of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress. The prison sentence and a $9,500 fine were passed down by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. Members of the House January 6 Committee had sought documents and testimony from Navarro, who was involved in Trump’s bid to delay the official certification of Joe Biden’s victory. Navarro argued that he was entitled to executive privilege, but Roberts ruled that …

Michael Cohen offers Peter Navarro some words of wisdom regarding prison life

Michael Cohen offers Peter Navarro some words of wisdom regarding prison life

Michael Cohen — the former Trump attorney who spent over a year in prison and an additional chunk of time under house arrest for criminal tax evasion and campaign finance violations — knows a thing or two about life behind bars and what it feels like to pay the price for MAGA related crimes.  In a recent CNN interview, Cohen offered up some words of wisdom to Peter Navarro — the former Trump White House aide just beginning his four-month sentence for dodging a subpoena from the Jan. 6 select committee — warning that not only is the food in prison terrible, but that there are rules put in place there that he has no experience in following. Weighing-in on Navarro’s comment to reporters that he’s not nervous about serving time, Cohen says, “It’s easy to be a television tough guy when you’re on the outside. When you’re on the inside, the rules – whether you’re in a satellite camp, a low like I was in, or you’re in maximum security – the rules are still the rules. He doesn’t …

“They Came For Me, They Can Come For You” – Former Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Reports To Prison

“They Came For Me, They Can Come For You” – Former Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Reports To Prison

Authored by Jacob Burg via The Epoch Times, Peter Navarro voiced frustration at a press conference on March 19, just before turning himself over to authorities in Miami, Florida, to begin his four-month sentence at the city’s minimum-security prison. The former Trump White House trade adviser is the first official from President Donald Trump’s administration to serve jail time. He was found in contempt of Congress in 2023 for refusing to comply with the Democrat-led House Jan. 6 select committee subpoena. Mr. Navarro declined to turn over records for the committee, citing the former president’s executive privilege that allows some presidential records to be blocked from disclosure. “I am not nervous,” Mr. Navarro said to a reporter on March 19. “I am pissed.” “When I walk in that prison today, the justice system, such as it is, will have done a crippling blow to the constitutional separation of powers of executive privilege,” he added. Mr. Navarro reaffirmed his belief that a White House aide cannot be compelled by Congress to testify, and repeated his claims …

Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro reports to prison on contempt of Congress conviction

Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro reports to prison on contempt of Congress conviction

MIAMI — Former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro, who was convicted of contempt of Congress last year, is set to surrender Tuesday at a federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Miami to begin serving his four-month sentence. Before turning himself in, Navarro held a press conference in a strip-mall parking lot down the street from the facility. Near a Papa John’s, Navarro gave an extended speech airing his grievances against the government and his prosecution, painting himself as a victim of political persecution. “I will walk proudly in there to do my time,” Navarro said. “I will gather strength from this: Donald John Trump is the nominee.” Navarro, who was closely involved in Trump’s attempts to overturn his 2020 presidential election loss in the lead-up to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, was convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the House committee investigating Jan. 6. He had been directed to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons by 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Asked whether he …

Navarro files emergency appeal with Supreme Court ahead of deadline to report for prison

Navarro files emergency appeal with Supreme Court ahead of deadline to report for prison

Former Trump economic adviser Peter Navarro filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court on Friday, a last-ditch effort to avoid reporting for his prison term as he appeals his conviction for contempt of Congress.  Navarro has been ordered to report to a Miami prison on Tuesday to serve a four-month sentence in connection with refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday largely affirmed the trial judge’s ruling last month that Navarro’s appeal does not raise a “substantial question of law” and therefore doesn’t warrant his release. The federal appeals court also found that for Navarro’s arguments on executive privilege to raise substantial questions, it would have required former President Trump to have invoked said privilege — which the court said “did not happen here.”  In his Friday appeal to the high court, Navarro’s attorneys argue he should be allowed to remain free while he pursues his appeal as he poses no …

‘True Detective: Night Country’ finale: What actually happened to Navarro?

‘True Detective: Night Country’ finale: What actually happened to Navarro?

HBO’s True Detective: Night Country has run its chilling course, treading the line between cold, hard reality and the supernatural. And it’s here, clambering out of Alaska’s long night, that we have one lingering question about state trooper Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis): What exactly went down out there on the ice? In the eighth and last episode of the series, Navarro has a deeply spiritual experience outside the Tsalal Arctic Research Station, after she disappears into a storm. What actually happened to Navarro? Let’s dig into it. What happens at the end of True Detective: Night Country? Credit: Michele K. Short / HBO After finding out the truth about Annie K’s murder and interrogating their prime suspect, Raymond Clark (Owen McDonnell), Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Navarro have to wait out the storm. There’s no power, no communications, and they can’t drive in the blizzard, so they build a fire in the loading bay to keep warm. Navarro seems unsettled. “There is something out there, calling me,” Navarro tells Danvers as they sit around the …

Trump adviser Peter Navarro ordered to report to prison for four-month sentence

Trump adviser Peter Navarro ordered to report to prison for four-month sentence

Peter Navarro — the former Trump White House aide sentenced to four-months after being found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress for dodging a subpoena from the Jan. 6 select committee — has been ordered by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta to report to prison after rejecting his bid to remain free during his appeal process. In his denial of Navarro’s bid, the federal judge said that the possibility of him succeeding in his appeal was not enough of a basis to postpone his sentence, which was handed down in January, having also shot down arguments that he had “testimonial immunity” from the subpoena he avoided “because of his position in the White House during the events that preceded the Jan. 6 attack,” according to Politico. “If anything, the record demonstrates just the opposite,” Mehta wrote in the 12-page opinion, adding that “Defendant’s cynical, self-serving claim of political bias poses no question at all, let alone a ‘substantial’ one.”  If this ruling keeps its shape, Navarro is positioned to be the first member of Trump’s crew to serve time for crimes relating to …

Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro ordered to prison despite contempt appeal | US Capitol attack

Ex-Trump aide Peter Navarro ordered to prison despite contempt appeal | US Capitol attack

A federal judge on Thursday denied Trump White House official Peter Navarro’s bid to remain out of prison while he appeals his contempt of Congress conviction for refusing to cooperate with an investigation into the 6 January 2021 attack on the US Capitol. Navarro was sentenced last month to four months behind bars after being found guilty of defying a subpoena for documents and a deposition from the House January 6 committee. The former White House trade adviser under President Donald Trump had asked to be free while he fights that conviction and sentence in higher courts. But Judge Amit Mehta said that Navarro must report to serve his sentence when ordered to do so by the Bureau of Prisons, unless Washington’s federal appeals court steps in to block Mehta’s order. The judge said Navarro had not shown that any of the issues he will raise on appeal are “substantial” questions of law. Among other things, Navarro has argued that his prosecution was motivated by political bias, but Mehta said Navarro had offered “no actual …

Meghan McCain can’t let “The View” beef go, calls Ana Navarro a “surrogate for the Biden campaign”

Meghan McCain can’t let “The View” beef go, calls Ana Navarro a “surrogate for the Biden campaign”

Former “The View” panelist Meghan McCain is still fuming about her previous workplace on a Thursday episode of her “Meghan McCain Has Entered the Chat” podcast, per Entertainment Weekly. Speaking to guest Joe Concha, the daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said she’s still upset over a comment made by “The View” cohost Ana Navarro, who claimed that like Hunter Biden, former hosts of the show have tried to “influence-peddle” on their social status. As a reminder, this comment was made in December, which McCain also addressed then. “I don’t love talking about ‘The View’ all the time,” McCain said, amid a conversation about Hunter Biden’s legal woes. “After the recent kerfuffle, which happened about a month ago, I’m still in the middle of trying to get an apology from being compared to Hunter Biden, which I take very seriously. I’ve never been accused of a crime in my life, I’ve never touched a drug in my life, I’ve never gone to rehab, I’ve never cheated on anyone I’ve ever dated because when …

Trump Trade Advisor Navarro Sentenced To Four Months For Ignoring J6 Subpoena

Trump Trade Advisor Navarro Sentenced To Four Months For Ignoring J6 Subpoena

Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was sentenced to four months in jail on Friday for ignoring a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee. The DOJ had sought six months in jail and a $200,000 fine. As we noted last week, Navarro was arrested at a DC airport in June of 2022 on two misdemeanor contempt of Congress charges for doing exactly what Obama AG Eric Holder did (with zero consequences), and more recently, Hunter Biden – ignore a Congressional subpoena when he told the Jan. 6 committee to pound sand. “The Defendant chose allegiance to former President Donald Trump over the rule of law,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Aloi in a 20-page sentencing memo submitted last Thursday night, Politico reported at the time. Navarro was held in contempt in April of 2022 after he refused to provide documents and testimony to the Jan. 6 committee. A grand jury agreed with prosecutors that Navarro knew Trump hadn’t asserted executive privilege to bar him from testifying, and that even if Trump had – it …