Former Trump financial adviser Peter Navarro was arrested today for refusing to adjust to a subpoena from the Democrats’ committee investigating the protests of January 6, 2021:
Former White Home financial adviser Peter Navarro contested the costs towards him in federal courtroom in Washington, DC, on Friday, after he was arrested by the FBI on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying the January 6 committee.
…He confirmed that he had been arrested whereas boarding a home flight, and positioned into “handcuffs” and “leg irons.”
Navarro had provided to cooperate with the investigation, however is difficult the legality of the committee’s actions in courtroom:
Outdoors the courthouse, he advised reporters that he had provided the FBI a “modus vivendi” of cooperation final week, however that they’d arrested him on the airport as a substitute, within the method of “Stalinist Russia or the Chinese language Communist Social gathering.” He described his therapy by the FBI as “terrorism” and “coercion” and as a type of punishment and intimidation.
Navarro additionally outlined his constitutional arguments towards the legitimacy of the January 6 committee, which he’s suing in federal courtroom, arguing that it’s asking him to violate government privilege and violating the Structure’s separation of powers.
Truly, refusing to adjust to congressional subpoenas is slightly widespread. Bear in mind when Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s “wing man,” did the same thing?
The Home has voted to carry Lawyer Common Eric Holderin contempt of Congress over his failure to show over paperwork associated to the Quick and Livid scandal, the primary time Congress has taken such a dramatic transfer towards a sitting Cupboard official.
The vote was 255-67, with 17 Democrats voting in help of a legal contempt decision, which authorizes Republicans leaders to hunt legal prices towards Holder.
In a press release launched by his workplace, Holder blasted the contempt votes as “politically motivated” and “misguided”…
And, after all, you keep in mind when the FBI arrested Holder and put him in leg irons on the identical cost that’s being introduced towards Navarro. No, wait…
Navarro advised the courtroom right now that he would characterize himself slightly than hiring a lawyer. However the greatest drawback he faces isn’t the absence of counsel, it’s the truth that his case will go earlier than a jury of D.C. Democrats.