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Trump Plans to Reward Peter Navarro Big Time for Going to Jail and Not Being a ‘Rat’ if He Wins This November

This is just ONE of his criminal cohorts.

Former White House aide Peter Navarro was issued a subpoena by the January 6 Committee after the violent insurrection that day in 2021, when the crowd was attempting to stop the certification of Joe Biden as president.

But Navarro simply refused to appear.

He was indicted in June of the following year, and eventually convicted by a federal grand jury. He was sentenced to 4 long months in prison.

That may seem like no big deal, but remember, some of the protesters in attendance that day got far less than that, even if they were photographed standing next to a mock gallows meant to “hang” Mike Pence.

No matter for Pete, though.

Trump says that if he wins in November, he’s not only going to pardon him — removing the conviction from his record — but also hire him back to the White House.

It’s not like Navarro went to one of the “Don’t drop the soap” prisons. He wound up in some cushy federal prison where the closeted politicians drop the soap on purpose (not him, but some).

Trump, Mike Pence, and Peter Navarro during a COVID-19 briefing. PHOTO – MANDEL NGAN/AFP/ GETTY IMAGES

But Trump sees those who have been “loyal” to him, or rather, broken the law on his behalf, as special friends.

Trump calls him “My Peter,” which was almost a good enough reason alone to write this article.

But no, even the Trump family is supportive of the man convicted of a federal crime, as you might expect. Trump’s eldest son, Don Junior, told Rolling Stone, “Peter was railroaded by the same corrupt system that is trying to railroad my father, and so I thought it was important to show my support for him. He’s a good man, who was wrongfully convicted. Even though I just had knee surgery a few days ago, I wanted Peter to know that my entire family is praying for him and will always have his back.”

I think the thing that’s most baffling about defying a subpoena from Congress is that you’re basically telling them you know what happened, but just won’t testify because it looks bad for your case if you have to tell the truth under oath.

I mean, I guess that’s not “baffling,” when you work for a crime family.

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