Supreme Court denies Navarro’s bid to avoid prison sentence

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts denied a bid by former Trump administration trade advisor Peter Navarro to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction for defying a congressional subpoena.

Chief Justice John Roberts said Monday he saw no reason to disagree with an appeals court decision denying Navarro’s request to remain free, adding that that decision is distinct from a ruling on the appeal itself, according to a one-page order.

NEW: Chief Justice John Roberts denies Peter Navarro's bid to remain out of jail pending appeal of his conviction.

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The Bureau of Prisons had scheduled Navarro to report for detention by 2 p.m. Tuesday in Miami unless the high court intervened.

Navarro was convicted in September of refusing to testify or provide documents to the now-defunct House Jan. 6 committee
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