A former federal prosecutor has accused a close associate of ex-President Donald Trump of treason against the United States.
On Friday, Glenn Kirschner tweeted that Peter Navarro was “treacherous” in response to a judge’s ruling regarding a lawsuit Navarro had filed against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Representatives Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States filed by Capitol after being issued a subpoena to appear before the committee.
Also on Friday, Navarro was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to appear before the committee. Navarro’s indictment came after the House of Representatives voted in April to hold him and another former Trump aide, Daniel Scavino, on contempt of Congress.
Kirschner, in his twitter poststated: “Navarro is a stone cold clown. And a traitorous one at that. His day in the barrel is coming. Because #JusticeMatters.”
In conversation with news weekKirschner explained his rationale for the Navarro designation as “treasonable,” citing a March ruling by a California judge.
“Once we had this finding from Judge David Carter in California that, on overwhelming evidence, Trump and John Eastman committed two federal crimes. One, a conspiracy to commit crimes against or defraud the United States. And the second, to obstruct official procedures, the confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory. I think as a guy who’s been prosecuting conspiracy cases and RICO cases, conspiracy law applies,” Kirschner said.
“And in particular, the law of conspiracy states that any member of the conspiracy who is a member … if you are a member of a conspiracy, you are responsible, you are criminally liable for any crime by any other member of the conspiracy if committed in the course of and in furtherance of the.” conspiracy is made,” he added.
Kirschner also explained that during Navarro’s many television appearances, Trump’s former adviser revealed that he was in fact part of a conspiracy.
“Navarro announced over and over again, even on the air, that he was a member of the conspiracy with his ‘Green Bay Sweep’ nonsense. He paints it as something else, but with the bogus voter crimes, he’s a member of the conspiracy. That makes him legally responsible for all of the conspiracy’s crimes, and honestly I hope that’s where the DOJ goes with their investigation,” he said.
Kirschner described this news week what could possibly come next in the case against Navarro.
“And now they’re going to start using that as leverage to see if they can break him and get him on board as a cooperating witness. He’ll probably have to take a bite now and plead guilty to contempt of Congress and then he can serve his possible sentence,” he said.
news week asked Navarro for comment.
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