Trump Ally Stands Up To Jan. 6 Panel

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

He isn’t backing down.

Making an appearance in court on Friday (June 3), Peter Navarro, former White House trade adviser, combatively displayed his disdain for being indicted on contempt of Congress.

Navarro lashed out at both the Jan. 6 panel who made the recommendation that he be charged with contempt of Congress and the Department of Justice for following through on that recommendation.

At his court appearance Navarro, who is facing two misdemeanor contempt counts, insisted he represents himself, using his time to make arguments to bash various investigators seeking his testimony and records pertaining to Jan. 6.

“Who are these people?” Navarro queried. “This is not America. I mean, I was a distinguished public servant for four years, and nobody ever questioned my ethics. And they’re treating me in this fashion.”

Navarro also displayed his anger regarding his arrest, revealing he was arrested as he boarded a plane to Nashville to make a television appearance. He then accused federal law enforcement of “prosecutorial misconduct” for his treatment.

The former Trump adviser also alluded to “bigger things” being at play “than whether I go to prison.”

If convicted, Navarro faces up to one year in jail and a $100,000 fine on each charge.