Letters to the Editor

Peter Navarro sentenced for contempt of Congress

Former Laguna resident and presidential advisor Peter Navarro was sentenced yesterday to four months in prison and fined $9,500 for refusing to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol. Thinking he was protected by executive privilege, Navarro stonewalled the committee.

Looking back, I wonder if the former UC Irvine professor and White House trade advisor believes he made the right decision. Clearly, had he appeared before the committee, Navarro most likely would be walking Laguna’s beaches today instead of heading off to prison.

Denny Freidenrich

Laguna Beach