Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro reports to prison on contempt of Congress conviction

March 19, 2024

MIAMI — Former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro, who was convicted of contempt of Congress last year, is set to surrender Tuesday at a federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Miami to begin serving his four-month sentence. Before turning himself in, Navarro held a press conference in a strip-mall parking lot down the street from the facility. Near a Papa John’s, Navarro gave an extended speech airing his grievances against the government and his prosecution, painting himself as a victim of political persecution. Asked whether he had spoken to Trump ahead of his incarceration, Navarro claimed “executive privilege” on his conversations with Trump, who is not currently the president of the United States. The House Jan. 6 committee subpoenaed Navarro in February 2022, but he refused to provide either documents or testimony, making an expansive claim of executive privilege.