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Peter Navarro complains about legal fees in letter to judge: ‘I’ll be eating dog food if I stay out of jail’ | NEWSRUX

Peter Navarro, the previous financial adviser to Donald Trump, instructed a federal decide on Wednesday that he’s “at a extreme drawback” and is going through hassle placing collectively a crew of authorized specialists.

In a letter to evaluate Amit Mehta of the DC district courtroom, Mr Navarro argued that though he remained with out authorized illustration, the prosecution has begun submitting motions to push for a speedy trial.

The justice division final Friday indicted Mr Navarro for contempt of Congress after he refused to adjust to a congressional subpoena from the choose committee investigating the 6 January riot on the US Capitol. He was arrested on Friday morning as he was boarding a aircraft to Nashville.

Mr Navarro stated in his letter that he’s “very actively looking for a authorized crew” however going through “quite a few hurdles”. Earlier, he had hinted at defending himself to keep away from paying a big sum in authorized charges.

“My very freedom right here is at stake and I ask for the courtroom’s understanding that it’s going to take time each to search out the suitable illustration and time to develop an acceptable authorized technique,” the letter learn.

The 77-year-old reportedly additionally urged the decide to provide him a 45-day extension to assemble satisfactory authorized counsel and put together his defence.

“I’ll converse at a later date on the deserves of permitting this civil swimsuit to proceed previous to any legal prosecution of what’s a extremely controversial and unprecedented case,” he wrote.

The previous Trump adviser instructed Fox Information on Wednesday that hiring a lawyer would wipe out his retirement financial savings. “That is going to value a half 1,000,000 {dollars}, from what I’m being instructed… I’ll be consuming pet food if I keep out of jail so I’m attempting to grapple with that.”

Final week, Mr Navarro instructed reporters that he was “representing myself professional” as a result of he didn’t need to be “dragged down into the muck of spending lots of of 1000’s of {dollars} of my retirement financial savings on this type of enterprise”.

In the meantime, Mr Trump has condemned his former commerce adviser’s indictment, asking why individuals concerned in Black Lives Matter and Antifa protests weren’t held to the identical account.

“Our nice commerce genius, Professor Peter Navarro, was simply handcuffed, shackled, and put in jail, whereas the lowlifes [sic] of ANTIFA and BLM are allowed to tear off the general public, roam free on the streets, kill individuals, and destroy our as soon as nice cities (all run by Democrats),” the previous president stated on Fact Social.

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