Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro persists in seeking release from prison during appeal

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Former Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Appeals Contempt of Congress Case

Request for Reconsideration

Peter Navarro, a former Trump adviser, has made an appeal to Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to reconsider Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision denying Navarro’s motion to remain out of prison while he pursues an appeal in his contempt of Congress case.


Navarro was convicted in September on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the U.S. Capitol attack on January 6. He reported to prison in Miami on March 19.

Appeal Process

In a recent filing, Navarro’s attorney Stanley Woodward requested a reconsideration of the Chief Justice’s denial. Woodward highlighted that the D.C. Circuit court’s appeal briefing schedule extends beyond Navarro’s expected completion of his four-month prison sentence.

Peter Navarro's Press Conference

Former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro holds a press conference before turning himself into a federal prison, Mar. 19, 2024, in Miami.

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Legal Proceedings

Justice Roberts previously concurred with lower court decisions that rejected Navarro’s request to remain out of prison. During Navarro’s trial, the House panel sought to question him about efforts to delay the certification of the 2020 election, known as the “Green Bay Sweep.”

Executive Privilege Argument

Navarro’s argument that former President Trump had invoked executive privilege over his testimony and documents was ultimately unsuccessful.

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