Peter Navarro, a key official from the Trump administration, has been convicted on two counts of contempt by a DC jury according to the Associated Press. The verdict comes after a trial that has been marred by accusations of political bias and “lawfare” tactics by the Democrats.
Prosecutors accused Navarro of behaving as though he was “above the law” by not complying with a subpoena from the House Jan. 6 committee, requesting documents and his testimony. He faces two misdemeanor charges of contempt of Congress, each carrying a potential sentence of up to one year in jail.
Earlier in the month, Navarro had lambasted the Department of Justice (DOJ) for its approach to his case. In a tweet from September 6, he accused the DOJ of being “weaponized” and criticized them for invoking the events of January 6th, rather than focusing on the specifics of his case.
“Weaponized DOJ starts case by waving the J6 bloody shirt rather than arguing the case. No scruples. No surprise,” Navarro tweeted, once again urging his followers to support his defense.
Taking to Twitter/X, Navarro expressed his sentiments as the jury went into deliberations. “We’re in God’s hands now,” he wrote, highlighting the mounting