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US: Ex-Trump adviser Navarro begins prison sentence

US: Ex-Trump adviser Navarro begins prison sentence

Former Economic Adviser to US President Donald Trump Peter Navarro, a four-month prison sentence has begun. On Tuesday, the 74-year-old appeared at a prison in Miami, Florida, followed by US media including the New York Times. Channel CNN. Navarro's appeal to the Supreme Court to stay his detention pending an ongoing appeals process failed on Monday.

Jurors found Navarro guilty of contempt of Congress last September. He has refused to release documents and testify before a House committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Navarro contends that he failed to comply with the subpoena Trump He was instructed to state that he was exempt under government secrets laws. He repeated this statement at a press conference on Tuesday shortly before he was taken into custody.

Bannon was initially reticent

Navarro was Trump's former chief strategist. Steve Bannon, was sentenced to four months imprisonment. However, Bannon also appealed and was initially on the loose. That makes Navarro the first close Trump confidant to serve prison time in connection with the Capitol storming.

Trump is also in trouble because of what's going on Washington Accused. If convicted, the 77-year-old could face decades in prison. In the middle of an election year, Republicans face a total of four criminal charges. However, he used legal maneuvers to delay several trials against him, including in the US capital.

On January 6, 2021, Trump's supporters besieged the Parliament building there. Then, Congress formally confirmed the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election. During his speech, Trump incited his supporters by claiming that his election victory was robbed by massive fraud. As a result of the riots, five people died. To this day, Trump has not acknowledged his defeat against Biden. He wants to return to the White House after the presidential election in November.

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