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Jared Kushner’s hand-selected-from-Amazon China Trade Expert Peter Navarro has been arrested and charged with Contempt of Congress for failing to appear under subpoena, which oddly proves that the DOJ might actually be functioning on some level.
Axios (so all the weird formatting and enigmatic bullet usage is theirs):
The latest: In his first court appearance on Friday, Navarro accused the prosecutors of misconduct, saying that he was allegedly not allowed to make a call from jail and that they did not contact his attorneys, which he had requested.
- Navarro also revealed that he was not arrested at home but at an airport when he was about to go on a trip.
- While he has an attorney that has been assigned to him by the court, Navarro said that he would be speaking for himself.
Fool for a client and all that. Also: seems weird he could be arrested at an airport and there are not pictures of the arrest. No one had phones?
The big picture: The select committee has referred multiple members of former President Trump’s inner circle to the Justice Department for contempt in hopes of extracting their first-hand accounts and documents, including Dan Scavino and Mark Meadows.
- Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was also referred to the DOJ for contempt and he was indicted by a federal grand jury in November.
What’s next: Each count of contempt of Congress is punishable by a maximum of one year in jail, as well as a fine of up to $100,000, according to the DOJ.
Always be closing:
So he’s got that working for him.