Trump Says He Would Rehire Peter Navarro If Re-elected

Daily Report May 27,2024

Former President Donald Trump says he would rehire imprisoned former aide Peter Navarro if he wins the presidential election in November.

“I would have Peter back,” Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “This outrageous behavior by the Democrats should not have happened.”

According to the Guardian, Navarro was a senior trade adviser during Trump’s administration. He was convicted in September of two misdemeanor charges of contempt of Congress.

One count was for failing to produce documents related to the January 6 Capitol protest, and the second was for skipping his deposition before the select House committee that was investigating.

Navarro, 74, was ordered to report to prison on March 19, becoming the first senior Trump administration official to serve time in prison.

He was sentenced to four months after he defied the January 6 Select Committee subpoena, and Congress held him in an attempt. However, the 74-year-old boasted that he didn’t want Trump to use his pardon powers on him because he wouldn’t change anything about what he did.

“I will not give the Supreme Court any excuse to duck what is otherwise a landmark constitutional case regarding the separation of power and executive privilege,” Navarro said, even though the Supreme Court has denied his request to be released from prison twice.

Navarro has been serving his sentence in an 80-person dormitory reserved for older inmates at the Federal Correctional Institute Miami.

He also claimed that he had no regrets over the legalities brought against him.

“I didn’t choose this fight; the fight chose me,” he said.

Navarro first served as the Deputy Assistant to Trump and the director of the then-White House National Trade Council. He later served as the director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.

Navarro is the second Trump aide convicted of contempt of Congress after Steve Bannon, former White House strategist.

Bannon was found guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress and sentenced to four months in prison. He was also fined $6,500.

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