Ex-Trump Adviser Facing 2 Counts of Criminal Contempt of Congress

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(The Hill) — A federal grand jury has indicted Peter Navarro, a former Trump White House adviser, with two counts of criminal contempt for Congress for defying House subpoenas. Select Committee.

The two violations stem from his failure to meet the requirements for documents and testimony in the panel’s investigation.

Navarro was indicted on Thursday and the charges were unlocked on Friday.

The House voted in April to hold Navarro in contempt and referred him to the Justice Department for criminal charges.

If convicted, he faces up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine for each count.

The former White House aide also revealed this week that he had received a grand jury subpoena as part of the Justice Department’s own investigation — a sign that federal law enforcement has begun investigating the highest levels of the justice system. Trump administration.

That disclosure came in a lawsuit Navarro filed Tuesday against House Democrats who are challenging the select committee’s subpoena.

The select committee has scheduled a public hearing Thursday to report its findings after nearly a year of investigating the Capitol attack and interviewing more than 1,000 witnesses.

This story was updated at 12:13 pm

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