April 30, 2024

Supreme Court rejects Trump adviser Peter Navarro's second bail request

Peter Navarro, a former adviser to Donald Trump, had his request for parole from prison pending an appeal of his conviction for contempt of Congress denied by the Supreme Court on Monday.

The court declined to stay Navarro's completion of his four-month sentence for the second time, as USA Today reported.

Chief Justice John Roberts stated that he saw no reason to disagree with a lower court's denial of Navarro's request to remain free on appeal. As a result of that decision, Navarro was incarcerated on March 19.

After fifteen days behind bars, Navarro's attorneys petitioned the court to reevaluate Roberts' ruling.

The Appeal

The attorneys noted that the hearing on Navarro's appeal would occur after his sentence was completed.

He is now imprisoned at a satellite camp for elderly male detainees operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Miami.

After refusing to testify or provide documents to the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack resulted in Navarro's conviction in September.

Navarro, a former trade adviser, has maintained that former President Donald Trump's use of executive privilege to maintain the confidentiality of their communications prevented him from cooperating with the House investigation. However, District Judge Amit Mehta of the United States discovered no evidence that Trump committed the act in question.

Mehta ruled that Navarro was required to appear before the committee in order to decline to address specific questions, even if Trump had done so.

Push to Stay Free

While appealing, Navarro argued that he should remain free because he poses no threat to public safety and is unlikely to escape the country.

Furthermore, he stated that his appeal includes arguments that could overturn his conviction, such as the definition of a "proper" exercise of executive privilege.

The committee intended to interrogate Navarro on to his publication in the book "In Trump Time," which detailed the effort to postpone the certification of the election of President Joe Biden.

Navarro referred to the plan as the "Green Bay Sweep" and stated that it represented the Democrats' "last, best chance to snatch a stolen election from the Democrats’ jaws of deceit."

Subsequently, Navarro stated in an interview that Trump was "on board with the strategy," as reported by the committee.

Steve Bannon, a political strategist and former adviser to Trump, declined to provide any information to the committee as well. Following a conviction for contempt of Congress and a four-month prison sentence, he is currently free pending an appeal.

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