Ex-Trump adviser Peter Navarro to be sentenced for contempt of Congress

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The former Trump adviser Peter Navarro faces sentencing on Thursday on two counts of contempt of Congress, arising from his refusal to comply with a subpoena from the House committee that investigated the January 6 attack on Congress. The mandatory minimum sentence is two months in prison, one for each count. Prosecutors in the case, which saw Navarro convicted in federal court in Washington in September, asked for 12 months prison time and a $200,000 fine. Navarro denies wrongdoing, saying Donald Trump invoked executive privilege to stop him complying with the subpoena. His lawyers asked for no more than six...