Trump Official Headed to Prison?

( – In a case that’s highly emblematic of the left’s judicial persecution of Trump administration members, former presidential aide Peter Navarro, is now set to start serving his prison term for defying a subpoena by the Democrat-led January 6 House committee.

As a result, the former advisor to President Trump was found guilty last year on two charges of contempt of Congress.

His four-month prison term is scheduled to begin on March 19, 2024

If his repeated appeal fails, he would become the first senior Trump advisor to go to prison due to what the left claims are attempts to reverse the 2020 election outcome, National Review notes in a report.

Navarro received the sentence in January after he was convicted in September for his refusal to provide both documents and testimony to the congressional inquiry into the January 6, 2021, events at the US Capitol.

He has been directed to surrender to a federal prison in Miami, Florida, by 2 p.m. on the following Tuesday.

The former Trump aide is now appealing to a federal appellate court to suspend his sentence while he seeks to reverse his conviction.

“Accordingly, Dr. Navarro respectfully reiterates his request for an administrative stay. Should this Court deny Dr. Navarro’s motion, he respectfully requests an administrative stay so as to permit the Supreme Court review of this Court’s denial,” reads his plea in court filings.

US District Judge Amit Mehta dismissed the possibility of a suspended sentence during the appeals process.

This led Navarro to present his appeal to a panel of three appellate judges. Navarro’s defense team argued that his refusal to collaborate with the January 6 committee was based on executive privilege, a right that allows executive branch officials to keep information from the legislative and judicial branches.

However, Mehta disagreed with this defense, and decided that Navarro’s appeal did not justify his temporary release.

Navarro alleged that he was persuaded by former President Trump to claim executive privilege, a claim that the judge found to be unsubstantiated.

His situation is similar to Steve Bannon’s, another former White House strategist, who was also found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress and received a four-month sentence for defying a January 6 Committee subpoena.

Nevertheless, in Bannon’s case, a different judge allowed him to remain free while appealing his conviction, citing executive privilege. Bannon has not served any time in prison as of yet.

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