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Judge Denies Peter Navarro’s Bid To Avoid Prison

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Former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro’s request to remain out of prison while appealing his contempt of Congress conviction has been denied by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta.

Navarro was sentenced to four months in prison after being convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the Jan. 6 select committee.

The judge dismissed Navarro’s claims, including his argument for “testimonial immunity” due to his position in the White House during the events leading up to the Capitol attack.

“If anything, the record demonstrates just the opposite,” Judge Amit Mehta wrote.

“After over a year of litigation, Defendant still has not offered what he thinks is required for a proper invocation of executive privilege,” Mehta wrote.

This decision makes Navarro the first Trump aide to face prison time related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

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