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Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Was Convicted Really Fast, Here’s Why

Peter Navarro sits for interview | via PBS
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Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro has been found guilty of two counts of contempt for Congress.

This verdict comes in the wake of Steve Bannon’s similar conviction.

Courts continue to reject former President Trump’s claims of executive privilege.

The concept of “executive privilege” is valid, but it comes with specific rules and procedures.

In an email reply, Navarro simply wrote “executive privilege” without providing any other details.

He claimed that Trump had privately instructed him to assert privilege, but he failed to document this instruction, did not attend a scheduled deposition, and did not clarify whether he possessed the information sought by the subpoena.

The Judge said the talk he claims to have had with Trump is “weak sauce.”

Woodward’s argument centered on the government’s failure to demonstrate that Navarro’s non-compliance with the subpoena was a deliberate act.

Navarro’s legal team seemed to be focused on preparing for an appeal. He is potentially facing a maximum sentence of one year in prison for each of the contempt charges.

Assistant US Attorney Elizabeth Aloi contended, “The defendant chose allegiance to President Trump over compliance with the subpoena. That is contempt. That is a crime.”

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