“The Obstacle of the US Congress”
Former Trump adviser charged and jailed
06/04/2022, 05:12 am
American democracy experiences a dark day on January 6, 2021, when people storm the US Capitol and five people die – instigated by Trump. His former adviser Navarro refused to testify before the investigative committee. It has side effects.
Former economic adviser and supporter of former US President Donald Trump, Peter Navarro has been accused of “interfering with the investigative privileges of Congress” in connection with the storming of the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. According to federal court in Washington, the former adviser has been arrested and is to be brought before a judge.
The 72-year-old was charged with refusing to testify and provide documents before a Congressional Inquiry Committee. Navarro made no secret of his role in the maneuvers to reverse the 2020 election results, even mentioning the former president’s support for these plans,” said U committee chair Benny Thompson.
According to the report, Navarro also worked with Steve Bannon, a former political adviser to Donald Trump, to “delay congressional certification” and change election results. Bannon was the first of Trump’s close aides to be accused of obstructing a parliamentary inquiry last November. Navarro faces a prison sentence of between 30 days and a year and a fine of up to $100,000 for each charge.
On Tuesday, the former advisor had sued the committee, calling the investigation illegal and the committee had no power to summon him. However, a federal judge on Thursday ordered Navarro to reopen his trial, alleging a procedural error.
On January 6, 2021, Trump called on his supporters to march to the Capitol and fight “whatever it is” in an incendiary speech. The right-wing populist also reiterated his often dismissed allegations that massive electoral fraud robbed him of a second term. The storming of the Capitol with five dead caused panic around the world and is considered a dark day in the history of American democracy.
The committee has already heard hundreds of witnesses. He wants to finish his job before the midterm election in November, in which Democrats threaten to lose their majority in Congress.
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