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Former Trump Aide Navarro Is Indicted for Defying Subpoena

  • Subpoena is from congressional committee probing Capitol riot
  • Navarro has called probe a ‘witch hunt’ and cited privilege
Peter Navarro
Peter NavarroPhotographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg
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Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro was indicted for defying a subpoena by the congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot, giving the panel added legal muscle as it probes the post-election acts of Donald Trump and his allies.

Navarro accused the government of misconduct during an initial court appearance Friday and told a judge his arrest was mishandled, saying federal agents waited until he boarded a plane before putting him in handcuffs and taking him into custody, even though he had earlier offered to assist the government.