January 6 Panel Moves to Hold Trump Aides Dan Scavino, Peter Navarro in Contempt

The abusive January 6 panel on Monday voted to advance contempt charges against Trump’s aides Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro.

Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino didn’t provide any documents to the House panel and refused to show up for their depositions.

The full House of Representatives will now choose whether they will consider voting to hold Navarro and Scavino in contempt.

The Hill reported:

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol on Monday voted to advance contempt of Congress proceedings against two top aides to former President Trump, teeing up possible prosecution by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The contempt report against Dan Scavino, Trump’s former deputy chief of staff for communications, and Peter Navarro, a former trade adviser, will now move to the full House, which must take up for consideration the third and fourth censure of former Trump officials who have defied the committee.

Scavino was subpoenaed by the committee given his proximity to Trump on the day of the riot as well as his efforts promoting the pro-Trump rally that day and his reported participation in multiple conversations about challenging the election.

Navarro was sought after wading into multiple efforts to promote baseless claims of election fraud in the 2020 contest, including working with former White House strategist Stephen Bannon to delay Congress’s certification of the results.

The January 6 panel has already criminally referred Steve Bannon to the Justice Department and voted to hold Mark Meadows in contempt.


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