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Former White House Adviser Peter Navarro to Be Sentenced Over Jan. 6 Subpoena

Former White House adviser Peter Navarro is set to be sentenced for his refusal to cooperate with the House select committee’s investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Second Instance of Trump Advisors’ Conviction

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Navarro’s case marks the second instance of a Trump adviser being convicted for defying a Jan. 6 committee subpoena, with Steve Bannon being the first.

Conviction in September

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Peter Navarro was convicted in September on two counts of contempt of Congress. The first count pertained to his refusal to appear for a deposition before the Jan. 6 committee, while the second count was related to his failure to produce requested documents.

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Bannon’s Precedent

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Steve Bannon, another Trump adviser, faced a similar fate earlier when he was found guilty in July for defying a Jan. 6 committee subpoena. Bannon received a four-month prison sentence, pending an appeal.

Prosecutors Seek Six Months

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Prosecutors handling Navarro’s case have requested a six-month prison sentence for the former Trump adviser.

Minimum Sentence Insufficient

They argue that the mandatory minimum sentence of one month is insufficient to deter and punish Navarro for his contempt of Congress.

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Defense Requests Leniency

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Navarro’s defense team has asked the court for a sentence of no more than six months and a fine of $100 for each count. They present their case for leniency in the upcoming sentencing.

Jan. 6 Committee’s Investigation

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The Jan. 6 committee conducted a 17-month investigation that culminated in the release of its final report in December 2022.

Multi-Part Conspiracy

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The investigation revealed a “multi-part conspiracy to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 Presidential election” and made 11 recommendations for Congress to address election-related issues and bolster security.

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Key Recommendations

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Among the 11 recommendations made by the Jan. 6 committee were calls for Congress to affirm the way electoral votes are certified, strengthen efforts to combat violent extremism and threats to election workers, and enhance the effectiveness of the Capitol Police.

Committee’s Findings

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The committee’s findings shed light on the events surrounding the January 6 attack and its aftermath.

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