Peter Navarro just lawyered up

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Even once it became clear that there was a real possibility Trump adviser Peter Navarro would be indicted for contempt of Congress, he insisted on going on television and making retaliatory threats against election officials. Perhaps his attorney could have advised him to shut up, if Navarro hadn’t been representing himself.

Even after Navarro was indicted and arrested, he still continued representing himself, making one incompetently incoherent court filing after another and getting admonished by the court for inexplicably emailing the courtroom deputy.

But now Navarro appears to have finally figured out that he has a fool for a client, and he’s hired a defense attorney to represent him in tomorrow’s court appearance. For some reason Navarro has picked an attorney who primarily focuses on “environmental enforcement matters” and used to work for the EPA. We’re not sure how that’s supposed to match up with Navarro’s indictment for contempt of Congress, but at least Navarro is now represented by an actual attorney.


We’re taking this as a sign that Peter Navarro has finally figured out how much trouble he’s in, and how much worse things were going to get for him if he kept trying to represent himself. Not that Navarro is out of the woods by any means just because he’s now represented by someone who actually understands how court filings work.

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