Biden's Justice Department wants six months in jail for Trump loyalist Peter Navarro

 January 19, 2024

The Biden regime has asked a federal judge to sentence Trump loyalist Peter Navarro to six months in prison for defying the January 6th committee.

"The Defendant chose allegiance to former President Donald Trump over the rule of law," the DOJ wrote.

DOJ demands severe sentence...

In their own memo, Navarro's lawyers asked for a maximum penalty of six months' probation and a $100 fine.

In asking for leniency, his lawyers emphasized the novelty of the case and the legal questions it raises about executive privilege. They noted that Navarro is the first senior presidential adviser charged with contempt of Congress.

“‘Above the law’ is how the government describes Dr. Navarro, but in so doing the prosecution ignores the fact that with novel issues of first impression, like minds might disagree," his lawyers wrote.

The Justice Department glossed over the firsts and the intricate questions involved in Navarro's case, insisting he "deserves severe punishment."

Navarro also pointed to political bias, noting that prosecutors conflated his alleged crime with the rioting on January 6th during the trial - something Special Counsel Jack Smith has also done in his case against President Trump, which ties Trump to the "insurrection" despite the absence of the charge.

Biden regime out for blood

Navarro, a China hawk, advised Trump on trade, manufacturing and COVID, and he vigorously advocated Trump's stolen election claims.

The 74-year-old was arrested at a public airport, despite having no criminal history, and charged with contempt after he refused to testify to the January 6th committee, citing executive privilege. He was convicted on two misdemeanor contempt counts in September.

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee, will sentence Navarro next week.

The judge shot down Navarro's request for a new trial, which cited potential jury intimidation from protesters outside the courthouse.

The stiff penalty Biden's DOJ is seeking for Navarro is ironic considering that Biden's own son, Hunter Biden, has spent months snubbing a congressional subpoena from House Republicans.

The White House has suggested that Joe Biden may have helped Hunter obstruct Congress' investigation.

Navarro's sentencing comes as Biden places January 6th at the center of his re-election narrative, which frames Trump and his supporters as a threat to "democracy."

Steve Bannon was also convicted of contempt for snubbing the January 6th committee and sentenced to four months in jail, but the sentence has been paused pending an appeal.

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