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Trump Advisor Peter Navarro Indicted by Jan. 6 Committee

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

  • Navarro was arrested Friday for not cooperating with the Jan. 6 investigation


Former advisor to President Trump, Peter Navarro, was arrested at a D.C. airport on Friday after a federal grand jury indicted him for contempt of Congress. He is the second top advisor to former President Trump to be indicted – Steve Bannon also faces a criminal trial later this summer.


Navarro is charged with two counts of contempt: failure to provide requested documents and failure to show up to subpoenaed testimony before Congress.


The House January 6th Committee demanded Navarro present “any communications with former President Trump and/or his counsel or representatives” from January 6th and the days leading up to the attack on the Capitol. Navarro refused the investigation and ignored the subpoena, resulting in the indictment for contempt of Congress.


Profile of Peter Navarro

The committee has subpoenaed other Republican leaders to investigate their communications with the former president on January 6th. It’s not clear whether they will testify.



On May 1, House minority leader,

Kevin McCarthy, and fellow House Republicans Jim Jordan, Scott Perry, Andy Biggs and Mo Brooks were subpoenaed by the January 6th Committee. The congressmen previously refused to comply with the Committee’s requests to discuss their involvement in President Trump’s plan to remain in office. President Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was also subpoenaed.


Committee members understand some of these individuals are unlikely to testify despite the subpoenas. One member states, “If we have continued violence waged against the Congress, the vice-president, the peaceful transfer of power, and members of Congress have information, they should come and testify voluntarily. If they don't, all of us should come to expect [the subpoenas].”


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