Peter Navarro, a former trade adviser to President Donald Trump, has been charged with two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena from a House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Department of Justice. said Friday.
The federal grand jury charged Navarro with one article, which includes his refusal to appear to testify before the selection committee on January 6, and another accusation of his refusal to submit documents, the department said.
The indictment was returned on Thursday and unsealed on Friday.
Navarre was due to appear Friday afternoon in the District Court of the District of Columbia.
In its summons on January 6, the committee said it had reason to believe that Navarre had information relevant to his investigation, the department said.
Each charge of contempt of Congress carries a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of one year in prison, as well as a fine of up to $ 100,000.