A former Trump adviser, Peter Navarro, has been found guilty of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena related to the investigation of the January 6th Capitol attack. Navarro, who made unsupported claims about voter fraud, refused to testify or hand over documents. He may face imprisonment for up to a year, with his sentencing scheduled for January 12, 2024.
Navarro had argued that he was not obliged to comply with the order issued by the committee due to executive privilege, but the court rejected this defense. The judge stated that Navarro failed to provide evidence of former President Trump invoking the privilege.
This is the second time that a former Trump aide has been convicted for defying the January 6th committee. Steve Bannon, who also faces conviction, is currently appealing. Meanwhile, Trump himself is facing both federal and state indictments in relation to his attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.