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Ex-Trump aide Navarro pleads not responsible to contempt fees


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WASHINGTON — Former Trump White Home official Peter Navarro pleaded not responsible Friday to contempt of Congress fees after refusing to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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Navarro, 72, appeared in federal courtroom in Washington to be arraigned on the two-count indictment.

He was charged with one contempt rely for failing to seem for a deposition earlier than the Home committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault and a second cost for failing to provide paperwork the committee requested.

U.S. District Decide Amit Mehta scheduled a trial for November. Navarro’s legal professionals requested for the trial to be held subsequent yr, saying the case introduced constitutional and authorized questions that have to be litigated.

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Navarro has argued that the choose committee investigating the assault is illegal and due to this fact a subpoena it issued to him in February is unenforceable underneath regulation.

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