NEW: Trump Adviser Remains Jailed

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( – The United States Supreme Court has notably dismissed a request by Peter Navarro, a former advisor to President Trump, to be released from incarceration while he challenges his conviction for contempt of Congress.

This marks the second occasion the court has decided against allowing Navarro to avoid beginning his four-month prison term.

Navarro began serving his sentence on March 19, following Chief Justice John Roberts’ concurrence with a lower court’s ruling, which rejected Navarro’s plea to stay free pending the outcome of his appeal.

Approximately two weeks after this decision, Navarro’s legal team petitioned the court to reevaluate Roberts’ ruling, USA Today reports.

The lawyers highlighted that Navarro’s appeal would likely be addressed only after he has already served his sentence.

Currently, Navarro is confined in a federal Bureau of Prisons satellite camp in Miami, which is designated for elderly male inmates.

Navarro faced charges for his refusal to testify or provide documents to the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021, events at the US Capitol.

Despite assertions of executive privilege by former President Donald Trump, which Navarro claimed prevented him from cooperating with the congressional inquiry, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta found no substantiation that Trump had indeed invoked such a privilege.

Judge Mehta further stipulated that even if the privilege had been properly invoked, Navarro was still required to appear before the committee and specifically object to individual questions as they arose.

Navarro argued for his release during the appeals process on the grounds that he posed no flight risk nor a threat to public safety.

He also contended that his appeal raised significant legal questions regarding what defines a “proper” invocation of executive privilege, which might potentially reverse his conviction.

Navarro’s relevance to the Jan. 6 committee stems from disclosures in his 2021 book, “In Trump Time,” where he details a strategy referred to as the “Green Bay Sweep.”

He described this plan as the “last, best chance to snatch a stolen election from the Democrats’ jaws of deceit.”

Navarro later stated in an interview that Trump was “on board with the strategy,” as per the committee’s findings.

In a similar vein, another former Trump aide, political strategist Steve Bannon, also declined to cooperate with the committee. Bannon was found guilty of contempt of Congress and received a four-month prison sentence. Unlike Navarro, Bannon remains free while his appeal is pending.

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