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Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Sentenced to 4 Months for Defying Congressional Subpoena

HeadlineJan 26, 2024

A federal judge sentenced former Trump adviser Peter Navarro to four months in prison Thursday for contempt of Congress, after he defied a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. Judge Amit Mehta told Navarro that citing “executive privilege” is not a “magical incantation” or “get-out-of-jail-free card.”

In other Trump news, closing arguments are being delivered today in his second defamation trial brought by writer E. Jean Carroll. This trial will determine whether Trump owes Carroll more damages on top of the $5 million a jury awarded her last year after finding Trump sexually abused her in the 1990s and later defamed her. The former president briefly took the stand yesterday but was shut down after refusing to stick to yes-or-no answers as ordered by the judge.

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