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Former Donald Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro has pleaded not guilty to two counts of criminal charges against Congress, refusing to abide by the subpoena he issued. House Jan. 6 CommitteeClaiming executive power.

Navarro entered the petition at the hearing on Friday. The Justice Department dropped the indictment against him on June 3.

Committee investigating January 2021 Attack on US Capital Trump supporters issued a subpoena in February 2022 seeking to suspend congressional confirmation of the 2020 election.

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Peter Navarro, a former adviser to Trump's White House, spoke to the media outside the U.S. District Court in Washington on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Peter Navarro, a former adviser to Trump’s White House, spoke to the media outside the U.S. District Court in Washington on Friday, June 3, 2022.
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Subpona demanded a deposit and documents from Navarro, but Navarro refused, according to the indictment. According to the DOJ, he faces two counts, each ranging from 30 days to one year in prison and a fine of up to $ 100,000.

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Navarro called the January 6 committee illegal and sued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the committee’s activities.

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The department has previously filed charges Former Trump adviser Despite not doing the same for Stephen K. Bannon, former Trump aide Dan Scavino or former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for defying Congress, there were referrals from the House of Representatives.