Chris Hayes Says Peter Navarro Committed 1 Of The ‘Most Pointless Crimes Ever’ | EUROtoday

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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes says Peter Navarro may need simply been convicted for one of the crucial “pointless” crimes of all time.

Navarro, a former White House commerce adviser beneath Donald Trump, was discovered responsible on Thursday on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol assault.

Navarro defied a subpoena for paperwork from the committee and failed to take a seat for a deposition. The two counts every carry 30 days to a yr in jail and a high-quality of as much as $100,000.

“Just to be clear here, it’s not like Navarro was hiding his involvement in the coup,” Hayes stated on MSNBC Thursday. “He self-published this document full of bogus claims of election fraud, that he called the ‘Navarro Report’ in case anyone wanted to know who wrote it. He wrote about the coup in his book, including his signature political strategy to overturn the election, which he called the Green Bay sweep ― reference to an old football play.”

Navarro additionally advised The Daily Beast in 2021 how he and one other former Trump adviser, Steve Bannon, deliberate to overturn President Joe Biden’s election win, Hayes famous, and “appeared on this very network multiple times to discuss the coup.”

“So it’s not like Peter Navarro wasn’t willing to talk about the coup,” Hayes stated. “He just wouldn’t talk about it with one group of people ― the January 6 committee.”

He famous that a number of different Trump allies, similar to Roger Stone and John Eastman, complied with committee subpoenas however invoked their Fifth Amendment rights towards self-incrimination.

Bannon, who additionally defied a congressional subpoena, was convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress in October and sentenced to 4 months in jail, although he has been free pending attraction.

“I can’t help but ask: is this one of the stupidest, most pointless crimes ever committed by anyone?” Hayes requested.

“Even if Navarro wanted to disrupt the investigation, he could have just hired a lawyer for the week, pleaded the Fifth to every question. He’d be we well within his constitutional rights to do so, others did it. And now he wouldn’t be facing prison time.”