Trump aide Navarro indicted for defying January 6 panel

Each count of contempt of Congress carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a fine of up to $100,000

Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro refused to appear for a deposition before the committee investigating the events of January 6 and failed to produce related documents. AP
Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro refused to appear for a deposition before the committee investigating the events of January 6 and failed to produce related documents. AP

Peter Navarro, former trade adviser to president Donald Trump, has been indicted on two counts of contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with a subpoena from the House of Representatives committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, the Justice Department said on Friday.

A federal grand jury charged Mr Navarro with one count involving his refusal to appear for a deposition before the committee and another count for his refusal to produce documents, the department said.

Mr Navarro was due to make an initial appearance on Friday afternoon in US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Four days before the Capitol riot, Donald Trump placed a call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and asked the official to ‘find’ 11,780 votes to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state.

Ruby Freeman was an employee of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections in Atlanta, Georgia, during the 2020 presidential election. After the state went to Joe Biden, Donald Trump accused Ms Freeman of stealing ballots in a call with Brad Raffensperger, who told Mr Trump that he was being misled by claims on social media. Reuters

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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