Peter Navarro 'Treasonous,' Glenn Kirschner Declares as Trump Ally Indicted

A former federal prosecutor has accused a close aide of former President Donald Trump of betraying the United States.

On Friday, Glenn Kirschner referred to Peter Navarro as "treasonous" on Twitter in response to a judge's ruling regarding a lawsuit Navarro had filed against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol after he was issued a subpoena to appear before the committee.

Also on Friday, Navarro was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of contempt of Congress for refusing to appear before the committee. Navarro's indictment came after the House of Representatives voted to hold him and another former Trump aide, Daniel Scavino, in contempt of Congress back in April.

Kirschner, in his Twitter post, stated that "Navarro is a stone-cold clown. And a treasonous one at that. His day in the barrel is coming. Because #JusticeMatters."

In an interview with Newsweek, Kirschner explained his reasoning for referring to Navarro as "treasonous" and mentioned a March ruling by a judge in California.

"Once we had that finding by Judge David Carter out in California, that by a preponderance of the evidence Trump and John Eastman committed two federal felonies. One, a conspiracy to commit offenses against or defraud the United States. And the second, to obstruct official proceedings, the certification of Joe Biden's win. I believe, as a guy who prosecuted conspiracy cases and RICO cases, that the law of conspiracy kicks in," Kirschner said.

"And specifically, the law of conspiracy says that any member of the conspiracy who is a member...if you're a member of a conspiracy, you are responsible, you are criminally liable for every crime of every other member of the conspiracy if it's made during the course of and the furtherance of the conspiracy," he added.

Former federal prosecutor calls Navarro "treasonous"
Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor, has referred to Peter Navarro, a close aide of former President Donald Trump, as "treasonous" on social media. Above, Navarro speaks to the media outside the White House on June 18, 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images

Kirschner also stated that during Navarro's many television appearances, the former aide to Trump announced that he was, in fact, part of a conspiracy.

"Navarro with his 'Green Bay Sweep' nonsense has been announcing over and over, including on air, that he was a member of the conspiracy. He paints it as something else but with the false elector crimes, he's a member of the conspiracy. So that makes him legally responsible for all crimes of the conspiracy and frankly, that's where I hope DOJ is going in their investigation," he said.

Kirschner described to Newsweek what could possibly come next in the case against Navarro.

"And now what they'll do is they will begin to use that as leverage, to see if they can break him and bring him on board as a cooperating witness. He'll probably now have to take a bite and plead guilty to contempt of Congress and then he can work off his possible sentence," he said.

Newsweek reached out to Navarro for comment.