The authorities submitting Thursday appears to mock Navarro’s priorities. It says FBI agents supplied to contact an legal professional for Navarro, however he needed to make use of his cellphone to let a media outlet know he was prone to miss a scheduled TV interview.
When Navarro was supplied an opportunity to name an legal professional, in response to the FBI agents, the defendant famous that he was getting ready to proceed with out one.
“SA Giardina asked, ‘do you have an attorney you’d like to call? What is the name of your attorney?’” the FBI report says.
According to the report, Navarro replied: “I’m supposed to be on live television tonight. I’d like to call the producer and tell him I’m not going to be there. Can I have my phone?”
“NAVARRO made statements to the effect that the arresting agents were ‘kind Nazis’ and ‘how could you live with yourselves,’” the report provides.
While a few of Navarro’s allies have claimed he was pulled off an airplane, the report says he was intercepted by the FBI in a jetway on the airport as he ready to board an American Airlines commuter flight sure for Nashville.
Navarro has additionally claimed that he was shackled after his arrest. The FBI report mentions handcuffs however no shackles, nor does it deal with any safety practices he might need encountered after he was handed over to deputy U.S. marshals on the courthouse in Washington final Friday.
The Justice Department’s submitting got here a day after the division urged the decide in Navarro’s case, Amit Mehta, to rapidly enter a “protective order” stopping Navarro from disseminating proof supplied to him by prosecutors. Navarro is due in courtroom to be arraigned on the fees on June 17, however he has requested a 45-day delay, citing his effort to retain an legal professional and to litigate a civil lawsuit towards the division and the Jan. 6 choose committee. The division mentioned there was no authorized foundation to delay speedy-trial obligations to accommodate a civil lawsuit.
The division is urging Mehta to reject this request, noting that Navarro nonetheless has every week to acquire counsel and that his request for a delay could be disruptive to the case.
The FBI’s abstract of Navarro’s arrest offers extra particulars in regards to the method during which he was taken into custody. Navarro, who was accompanied by an unidentified particular person, was within the jetway when he was taken into custody at 11:14 a.m., in response to the agents. After he was led down the jetway steps, he was handcuffed and his pockets, cellphone and pen have been taken and put in a manila envelope, the report signifies.
Navarro was taken to the FBI’s Washington Field Office for processing, together with fingerprinting and a DNA pattern, the report says.
After Navarro complained that his handcuffs have been inflicting shoulder ache, they have been changed with a second set and loosened, which the agents mentioned relieved Navarro’s discomfort. He initially rejected a proposal of meals, in response to the abstract, however requested for some at 12:08 p.m. and was given chocolate, nuts and dried fruit. He was later requested whether or not he needed anything to eat and declined, the report says.