A federal grand jury recently indicted former Trump White House trade advisor Peter Navarro on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena issued by the January 6th Committee. In this sample from the CAFE Insider podcast, Preet Bharara and Joyce Vance break down the Department of Justice’s decision to not charge Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino, two other former Trump administration officials who also refused to cooperate with the Committee’s investigation.
In the full episode, Preet and Joyce discuss Navarro’s arrest and indictment. They also break down the acquittal of Michael Sussmann, a lawyer for the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, of lying to the FBI, and the missteps taken by special counsel John Durham in prosecuting this case.
Stay informed. For analysis of the most important legal and political issues of our time, try the membership for one month for $1.00: www.cafe.com/insider. You’ll get access to full episodes of the podcast, and other exclusive benefits.
This podcast is brought to you by CAFE Studios and Vox Media Podcast Network.
Tamara Sepper – Executive Producer; Jake Kaplan – Editorial Producer; Nat Weiner – Audio Producer
REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS:
2 U.S. Code §192 – Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers
United States v. Peter Navarro, U.S. District Court District of Columbia, indictment, 6/2/22
“Navarro Indicted as Justice Dept. Opts Not to Charge Meadows and Scavino,” NYT, 6/3/22