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alert-–-donald-trump-jr.-visits-his-father’s-former-aide-peter-navarro-in-florida-federal-prison…-days-after-supreme-court-rejected-his-bid-for-early-releaseAlert – Donald Trump Jr. visits his father’s former aide Peter Navarro in Florida federal prison… days after Supreme Court rejected his bid for early release

Don Trump Jr. visited Peter Navarro, his father’s former economic adviser, in federal prison in Miami next week. 

Navarro was convicted in September of two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to provide testimony to the House committee that investigated the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

Former President Donald Trump’s eldest son told DailyMail.com that he wanted to show his support for Navarro, who he called ‘a good man’ who was ‘wrongfully convicted.’ 

‘Peter was railroaded by the same corrupt system that is trying to railroad my father and so I thought it was important to show my support for him. He’s a good man, who was wrongfully convicted,’ Trump Jr. said in a statement. 

‘Even though I just had knee surgery a few days ago, I wanted Peter to know that my entire family is praying for him and will always have his back,’ he added.

Donald Trump Jr. visited Peter Navarro at federal prison in Miami

Donald Trump Jr. visited Peter Navarro at federal prison in Miami

The visit comes just a few weeks after the Supreme Court rejected Navarro’s bid for release while he appeals and as Donald Trump sits in a New York courtroom, waiting to hear his fate in a hush-money case.

Navarro, 74, reported to the Miami Federal Correctional Institution in March to begin a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress.

He started his stint behind bars after Chief Justice John Roberts rejected his eleventh hour bid to remain free.

Now the highest court in the United States has knocked down another bid to be released from the 80-man dormitory for older inmates.

His request to Justice Neil Gorsuch was referred to the whole court, who then denied it.

Navarro was found guilty of two counts of criminal contempt of Congress last year after he defied a subpoena to testify to the House January 6 committee investigating the Capitol riot.

He was sentenced to four months and given a $9,500 fine, but almost immediately appealed. 

Donald Trump 's former top trade advisor Peter Navarro will have to remain in federal prison after the Supreme Court rejected his bid for release while he appeals

Donald Trump ‘s former top trade advisor Peter Navarro will have to remain in federal prison after the Supreme Court rejected his bid for release while he appeals

Peter Navarro served as trade adviser during Donald Trump's presidency

Peter Navarro served as trade adviser during Donald Trump’s presidency

Navarro argues that he was bound by executive privileged when he ignored the subpoena.

But the key issue the judge mentioned in court was that there was no evidence it was ever invoked.

One of his bids was also rejected by a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals panel in Washington D.C.

They concluded that it was unlikely he could get a new trial or reverse is conviction.

Navarro served as trade adviser during Trump’s presidency and is the first senior member of his administration to be imprisoned in connection with efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

Before he handed himself over to the prison guards, he told reporters gathered in a parking lot across the street that he would serve his time ‘proudly.’

‘When I walk in that prison today,’ he said, ‘the justice system such as it is will have done a crippling blow to the constitutional separation of powers and executive privilege.’

After Trump’s defeat to Joe Biden, Navarro emerged as an outspoken supporter of conspiracy theories that the election was stolen. 

He put together dossiers to back up the claims with titles such as ‘The Art of the Steal,’ and ‘The Immaculate Deception.’ 

Navarro, 74, reported to the Miami Federal Correctional Institution in March to begin a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress

Navarro, 74, reported to the Miami Federal Correctional Institution in March to begin a four-month sentence for contempt of Congress 

Before he handed himself over to the prison guards in March, Navarro told reporters gathered in a parking lot across the street that he would serve his time 'proudly'

Before he handed himself over to the prison guards in March, Navarro told reporters gathered in a parking lot across the street that he would serve his time ‘proudly’

Steve Bannon, a longtime adviser to the former president, also faces jail time for defying a subpoena from the House committee.

Bannon was sentenced to four months in jail in 2022 by U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols after a jury convicted him of two counts of contempt of Congress. 

But Nichols, a Trump appointee, agreed to postpone the jail term while Bannon appealed the decision.

Bannon, like Navarro, argued he was protected by immunity and executive privilege.

Last week, an appeals court upheld Banno’s conviction, paving the way for him to face jail time. Bannon could still appeal to the Supreme Court.

Bannon and Navarro worked together on a strategy they called the ‘Green Bay Sweep,’ a plan to organize objections by members of Congress to electoral votes from states Biden won in 2020, delaying the process and buying time for GOP state legislatures to step in and appoint pro-Trump electors. 

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