Peter Navarro: Former Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Indicted For Contempt of Congress

According to the Justice Department, Navarro will appear in court in Washington at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

He faces two charges of contempt: one for his failure to provide documents demanded by the commission and the second for failing to show up for subpoenaed testimony to home investigators.

The House voted in April to refer Navarro to the Justice Department for failing to comply with the select committee’s February subpoena.

Navarro had claimed that he was unable to cooperate because former President Donald Trump had invoked administrative law in the case. The committee had refuted those arguments by, for example, citing that he had already described in detail many of the topics it wanted to discuss with him in his book.

The indictment comes after Navarro revealed Monday that he had been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors seeking documents related to his decision. Navarro said in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday evening that he “responded” to the Justice Department, but declined to say he would be willing to hand over the documents requested by prosecutors.

The subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia specifically asks for “all documents related to the Feb. 9, 2022 subpoena, which you received from the House Select Committee for the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.” including but not limited to communications with former President Trump and/or his counsel or representatives.”

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