Navarro’s first charge stemmed from a failure to produce documents requested by the Jan. 6 committee. The second is for a failure to appear for a deposition.
Prosecutors argued at trial that Navarro willfully defied congressional subpoenas.
“The defendant chose allegiance to former President Trump over compliance with the subpoena,”Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Aloi said in closing remarks.
Navarro attorney Stan Woodward is requesting a mistrial, arguing jurors who went outside on a break were exposed to protesters. The judge is demanding evidence for the claim.
Woodward had tried to claim executive privilege at trial, saying it prevented Navarro from testifying, but the judge barred the argument from use, ruling there was no evidence of it being invoked.
Navarro is the second ally of former President Trump to be convicted in relation to defying the Jan. 6 committee.
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon was convicted of two contempts of Congress earlier this year and sentenced to four months in prison, time he has not yet served pending an appeal.
The Jan. 6 committee, seven Democrats and two Republicans, wrapped up its business at the end of last year after concluding Trump sought to overturn the 2020 election and incited an insurrection.
The Navarro conviction is the latest battle in the Jan. 6 cases, in which the Department of Justice has charged more than 1,100 defendants who rioted at the Capitol.
Trump is also facing charges from a special counsel related to Jan. 6 and in another case for his alleged efforts to overturn the election in Georgia.
On Thursday, Trump signaled he may ask to move the case in Georgia to federal court, which could broaden the jury pool.
Read the full report at TheHill.com.