One-time Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro has been convicted of contempt of Congress by a jury in Washington, DC for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the Republican-led domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
According to NBC News, Navarro claims he didn’t honor the subpoena because then-President Donald Trump has claimed executive privilege and instructed Navarro not to testify. However, Navarro could not produce any such order nor did Trump confirm his privilege claim. “That man thinks he’s above the law,” federal prosecutor John Crabb said in his closing statement. “In this country, nobody is above the law.”
Last year, another Trump advisor, Steve Bannon, was convicted of a similar charge and sentenced to four months in jail and a fine; Bannon is appealing his conviction.