On April 1, 2021, Peter Navarro, a former White House adviser on trade and manufacturing issues, was convicted of contempt of court for defying a subpoena issued by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to appear and answer questions regarding his role in the White House’s coronavirus response. This is believed to be the first time an adviser to a president has been convicted for contempt of Congress. Navarro’s conviction followed the House’s rejection of his arguments that he was immune from testifying due to obligations of executive privilege. Navarro could face sanctions or other disciplinary action.
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Mary Peltola, an Alaska House Representative, tragically lost her husband Joe in a plane crash near Big Lake, Alaska. Joe Peltola, a commercial pilot and lifelong Alaskan, was flying as the sole occupant of a small airplane when it crashed in heavy fog. Joe Peltola was 68 years old. He […]
The home of U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, a Democrat from Illinois, was vandalized in late July 2019 with a message calling for a cease-fire in Gaza. The graffiti read “End Gaza + Free Palestine” and was spray-painted in several spots on a garage door. The Congressman’s office released a statement condemning the vandalism, noting that […]
The IRS-Hunter Biden dispute has been a long-running affair. Here’s a quick guide to who has been involved in the matter, and what each one has said about it. IRS The Internal Revenue Service is tasked with enforcing the U.S. tax code. It has been investigating Hunter Biden for years over various aspects of his […]