Peter Navarro, former Trump White House adviser, files emergency request with SCOTUS


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Former President Trump’s White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, has filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court for his immediate release from federal prison.

According to the filing, Navarro and his legal team argued that he should be released pending his appeals.

“Dr. Navarro is indisputably neither a flight risk nor a danger to public safety should he be release [sic] pending appeal,” the filing to the Supreme Court said.

There is not a timetable on when the justices will rule on the time-sensitive request.

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL PETER NAVARRO SENTENCED TO 4 MONTHS FOR DEFYING JAN 6 SUBPOENA

Navarro addresses reporters outside court

Peter Navarro, an advisor to former U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks to reporters as he is surrounded by protesters after being found guilty of contempt of Congress at the E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse on September 07, 2023 in Washington, DC.  (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

A federal appeals court yesterday denied Navarro’s efforts to remain out of prison while he continues to challenge his conviction and sentence.

FORMER TRUMP ADVISER NAVARRO CONVICTED OF CONTEMPT AFTER DEFYING JAN. 6 SUBPOENA

He was ordered to report to a federal prison in Miami, Florida by Tuesday.

Peter Navarro talks to media before sentencing hearing

Former Trump White House official Peter Navarro talks to the media as he arrives at U.S. Federal Courthouse in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Last year, Navarro was found guilty by a jury last year for defying a subpoena for documents and testimony from the House select committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots. 

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After refusing to comply with the congressional request, the House of Representatives held him in contempt and referred the matter to the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., for prosecution. 



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