Updated Sep 7, 2023 - Politics & Policy
Former Trump aide Peter Navarro convicted for contempt of Congress
Catch up quick: The House panel investigating the Capitol riot issued a subpoena in February 2022, requiring Navarro to appear before the committee in March.
- The panel accused Navarro, Steve Bannon and others of developing a plan to delay Congress' certification of the 2020 election.
- Bannon also defied a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee and was sentenced to four months in prison and ordered to pay a $6,500 fine. His case is being appealed.
- Navarro refused to give testimony or produce documents in compliance with the subpoena.
- In June that year, a federal grand jury indicted Navarro on two counts of contempt of Congress last year, including one count for refusing to appear for a deposition and another for refusing to produce the documents.
What's next: Navarro is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 12, per AP.