Hand-cuffsThis manner of arrest is an outrageous, unwarranted, and tyrannical abuse of power…

Trump advisor Peter Navarro tears into FBI for ‘putting him in leg irons and putting him in John Hinckley’s cell’ after his arrest for contempt of Congress: Calls Biden government’ authoritarian’ and compares treatment to Stalinist Russia

  • Peter Navarro was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee
  • He is reportedly in custody pending a court appearance this afternoon
  • Navarro has been charged with two counts of contempt, one for failing to appear for a deposition before the committee and one for failing to produce documents
  • Navarro is the second Trump adviser indicted after Steve Bannon
  • Last month Navarro launched a lawsuit against Pelosi and the Jan 6 committee
  • Last month the House voted to find him in contempt of Congress for refusing to give evidence to lawmakers investigating the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol
  • But in an 88-page filing, he argues that the committee had no legal right to subpoena him and that the contempt of Congress vote should be overturned

Former Trump advisor Peter Navarro was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee and says he was put in handcuffs and leg irons as he was arrested ahead of his first court date. 

Navarro told the court the FBI agent approached him and told him he could not contact anyone as he arrested Navarro. 

‘I actually live right next to the FBI. It’s like a 100-yard walk to my door. What did they do instead of that? They let me get all the way to the airport, try to board the plane, come at me, put me in handcuffs, not let me use my phone, take me down, and put me in a jail cell,’ he told reporters outside the courthouse. 

[OCS: This is contrary to the courtesy normally shown to high-ranking non-violent defendants who pose no risk to arresting officers and are not flight risks.]

Navarro called the manor of his arrest ‘terrorism’ and akin to ‘Stalinist Russia.’

He then went after the House Minority Leader: ‘Shame on Kevin McCarthy.’ Navarro claimed McCarthy had not done enough to push back on the select subcommittee.

During the hearing he insisted the Jan. 6 committee was a ‘sham committee’ and prosecutors were ‘playing hardball’ and ‘despicable.’

Navarro was assigned a court-appointed defense attorney but said he would represent himself in a large capacity.

‘I don’t want to spend my retirement savings on lawyers,’ he said.

[OCS: The process, which bankrupts many defendants who are later released or found not guilty, is the punishment. And, the progressive communist democrats use these heavy-handed tactics to discourage others from exerting their constitutional rights and pushing back against the regime.] 

Navarro is expected back in court later this month for an arraignment from Judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee. He was released from custody and told to limit travel.

Late last month Navarro launched legal action against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the committee, claiming that they have no legal right to hold him in contempt of Congress for refusing to give evidence. <Source>

What’s different is that Navarro takes the fight into the public arena…

Navarro Indicted as Justice Dept. Opts Not to Charge Meadows and Scavino

The House had recommended contempt charges against all three Trump White House aides over their stonewalling of its Jan. 6 inquiry. 

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted Peter Navarro, a White House adviser to former President Donald J. Trump, for failing to comply with a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Capitol attack, even as the Justice Department declined to charge Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino Jr., two other top officials who have also refused to cooperate.

The indictment against Mr. Navarro, handed up in Federal District Court in Washington, marked the first time that an official who served in Mr. Trump’s White House during the events of Jan. 6, 2021, has been charged in connection with the investigation into the attack.

Prosecutors charged Mr. Navarro, 72, with what amounted to a misdemeanor process crime for having failed to appear for a deposition or provide documents to congressional investigators in response to a subpoena issued by the House committee on Feb. 9. The indictment includes two counts of criminal contempt of Congress that each carry a maximum sentence of a year in prison, as well as a fine of up to $100,000.

[OCS: It appears that the Department of Justice is unwilling to accept as fact that the Jan 6 Committee has violated the very resolution that created the committee, the fact that the committee is not fully constituted, the fact that there is no minority ranking member, and that any subpoenas issued by this rogue and out-of-control committee are invalid and subject to court challenge. Not to mention issues of Presidential Executive Privilege, which another sitting president cannot waive.]

The Justice Department has declined to take similar steps against Mr. Meadows, Mr. Trump’s final chief of staff, and Mr. Scavino, the deputy chief of staff, according to people familiar with prosecutors’ decision and a letter reviewed by The New York Times informing the top House counsel of it.

“Based on the individual facts and circumstances of their alleged contempt, my office will not be initiating prosecutions for criminal contempt as requested in the referral against Messrs. Meadows and Scavino,” Matthew M. Graves, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, wrote to Douglas N. Letter, the general counsel of the House, on Friday. “My office’s review of each of the contempt referrals arising from the Jan. 6 committee’s investigation is complete.” <Source>  

Bottom line…

Who is going to hold House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the corrupt rogue members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol responsible for their abuse of power and process for a partisan pre-election political attack on their opposition, with the intent to interfere with a 2024 presidential election?

Who is going to redress the violation of House Rules, namely the violation of Section 2 of the Committee Authorization Resolution? 


(a) Appointment Of Members.—The Speaker shall appoint 13 Members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader.

There are nine committee members, none of which were appointed after consultation with the minority leader:  Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Elaine Luria (D-VA), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).

Liz Cheney is not the ranking member and has been given the legally meaningless title of vice-chair. Speaker Pelosi appointed both Cheney and Kinzinger without the approval of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Who will hold liar, leaker, and perjurer Adam Schiff responsible for his contemptuous and/or criminal behavior?

With a partisan judiciary in Washington, D.C., and a majority Democrat jury pool – the short answer may be NOBODY!

Remember, no matter how bad the optics on the Navarro arrest may look, remember there are a number of Jan. 6 political prisoners who have been denied their constitutional rights and remain in solitary confinement for more than one year. Now that is an abuse of power and actual tyranny. 

We are so screwed.

-- steve

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