Fox News host CUTS OFF former Trump advisor during his final statement to the media before turning himself in

by Lauren Bratton

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Fox News is under fire after cutting off former White House trade advisor Peter Navarro as he gave his final statement before walking into a Miami prison to serve a four-month sentence.

Navarro was convicted of contempt of Congress after claiming executive privilege to defy a subpoena from the January 6th Committee. Navarro was unsuccessful in his attempts to remain free while he appealed the conviction.

Navarro suggested that the media should focus on the “unprecedented assault on the constitutional separation of powers and the doctrine of executive privilege.” He added that upon his entrance into prison, the justice system “will have done a crippling blow to the constitutional separation of powers and executive privilege.”

Navarro also suggested that the media focus on the “emergence of lawfare and partisan weaponization of our justice system,” which he said has “come to this country with a vengeance since the coming of Donald John Trump as president.”

He encouraged the media to listen and fact-check him as he walked through each topic. He pointed out that he was the “first senior White House adviser in the history of our republic that has ever been charged with this alleged crime.”

He started to explain the historical precedent of honoring executive privilege and the separation of powers when Fox News host Sandra Smith interrupted and began fact-checking his comments.

She said that “it is no longer an alleged crime that he’ll be serving this four-month sentence for,” adding that “he has obviously been convicted, and there was no evidence that did, um, that would have excluded him, um, per executive privilege from testifying.”

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