Trump White House Official Sentenced to 4 Months in Prison
Former Trump administration official Peter Navarro has just found out how long he will be spending behind bars.
Sentencing was issued this week for Navarro for having defied a subpoena by the Select Committee on January 6.
Navarro has been sentenced to four months behind bars.
Nobody is Above the Law
We have heard that phrase uttered many times from Democrats and to be honest, I am all for it.
If you break the law, you must be willing to do the time.
In this case, Navarro defied the subpoena knowing full well that he could wind up going to jail for it, and Democrats applauded the referral and the decision.
The same attitude, however, has not been present during the Hunter Biden saga, including Hunter defying a congressional subpoena, just like Navarro. Only Democrats are saying that Hunter was treated unfairly.
Navarro was convicted in September after having defied the subpoena from the House Select Committee on January 6.
Per the subpoena, Navarro was supposed to have supplied materials to the committee by February 6, 2022, then he was to have sat for a deposition in March, neither of which he did.
Navarro stated that he thought he was covered under executive privilege, stating, "When I received that congressional subpoena, the second, I had an honest belief that the privilege had been invoked, and I was torn.
“Nobody in my position should be put in conflict between the legislative branch and the executive branch. Is that the lesson of this entire proceeding? Get a letter and a lawyer? I think in a way it is.
"I am disappointed with a process where a jury convicted me, and I was unable to provide a defense, one of the most important elements of our justice system."
The judge disagreed, stating, "I have made clear my confusion about his arrest when he could have been offered self-surrender… The idea that he is subject to a two-tiered system of justice when he’s sitting here with four very capable lawyers is a real head-scratcher.
"The words ‘executive privilege’ are not magical dust… it’s not a ‘get out of jail free’ card. To not engage with the committee to work through the issues… to simply not engage, there’s no basis for it."
Prosecutors recommended six months behind bars and a $200,000 fine, both of which were cut back dramatically.
As noted, Navarro will only do four months behind bars as well as being ordered to pay a $9,500 fine.