- Peter Navarro has complained about his arrest for failing to comply with a January 6 subpoena.
- Navarro told Tucker Carlson he was strip searched and denied food.
- Navarro was arrested after defying a grand jury subpoena to testify about the Capitol riot.
Former White House adviser Peter Navarro appeared Monday night on Tucker Carlson’s show, where he complained about his arrest this week for refusing to comply with a Jan. 6 Committee investigation into the Capitol Riot.
Navarro’s arrest came after he ignored a subpoena to testify before a federal grand jury Thursday about the attack on the Capitol.
Navarra told Carlson he was treated badly after being arrested, claiming without proof that he had been put in leg irons.
“The next thing I know is I’m in leg irons, handcuffs and a strip search,” Navarro said. “People don’t want to sit in solitary confinement with leg irons – deprived of food, deprived of water, deprived of a lawyer. That’s what we live in.”
Navarro had previously stated that he intends to represent.
During his conversation with Carlson, Navarro claims he was treated as an “al-Qaeda terrorist” while in custody.
Navarro also falsely claims that the investigation against him was illegal and that he was summoned “unlawfully”.
“The legislature is not meant to be judge, jury and executioner,” Navarro said. “I heard one of your commentators over there when you released that clip, (saying) the purpose was to punish Peter Navarro. That’s not their role. That’s the role of justice, so that alone is enough to make illegal what they did and therefore what the Department of Justice did illegal.”
Navarro was charged with contempt of Congress on Friday for repeatedly refusing to comply with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot. He was taken into custody after attempting to board a flight at Nashville airport the same day, where he remained until arraignment, the U.S. attorney’s office said. BNC News.
The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.