Ex-Trump Adviser Peter Navarro’s Attempt To Avoid Jail Rejected By Appeals Panel

A group of federal appeals court judges has unanimously denied former Trump adviser Peter Navarro’s request to delay reporting to prison next week. Navarro is currently working to overturn his conviction on two counts of contempt of Congress.

Navarro, who is 74 years old, attempted to delay his prison sentence while attempting an unlikely endeavor to overturn the charges. These charges arose from his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the House select committee that was investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.

Navarro’s attorneys have made it clear that they are prepared to pursue their appeal until it reaches the Supreme Court, if required.

However, a panel of three circuit court judges ruled on Thursday that Navarro must report to prison next week as scheduled. The judges stated that Navarro’s appeal does not present substantial questions of law or fact that are likely to result in a reversal. Therefore, he will not be granted a delay in his prison sentence.

Thursday’s order was signed by Judges Patricia Millett, Cornelia Pillard, and Robert Wilkins of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Navarro’s attorneys stated in court documents earlier this week that he must report to a facility in Miami by the afternoon of March 19. He will serve a four-month sentence at this location.

He will be the first former Trump adviser to go to jail for his involvement in the events of January 6th.

During Navarro’s trial, former Jan. 6 committee staff director David Buckley testified that the House panel had been looking to interview Navarro regarding his involvement in the efforts to delay Congress’ certification of the 2020 election. Navarro referred to this plan as the “Green Bay Sweep” in his book, “In Trump Time.”

Navarro’s argument that former President Donald Trump had asserted executive privilege over his testimony and document production was ultimately unsuccessful.

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