He called the Justice Department "wrong on all manner of counts" after they put the hammer down trying to intimidate him. The former adviser is due in court on June 17 for his hearing.

The indictment is the first criminal charges related to the investigation into the person who was in the White House. Last year he was charged with two counts of contempt for not complying with a select committee subpoena. He is going on trial in July. It is more rare for such cases to result in convictions than it is for them to be charged in the first place.

The DOJ is trying to improve the work of the committee. It is one of the tests of the department's handling of a politically explosive case, one that intersects with congressional subpoenas, executive privilege and longstanding DOJ internal precedent centered on White House advisers' immunity from compelled testimony.

His refusal to comply was a reflection of DOJ's longstanding guidance on congressional subpoenas, according to court documents. His case was not comparable to the ones analyzed by the government.

A grand jury subpoena was issued to him after he refused to comply with the select committee's demands. He was told by a federal judge to refile his lawsuit against the committee and Justice Department.

In February, the select committee subpoenaed him to testify, but he told them he wouldn't comply. The panel didn't ask him about his White House work. The man refused to show up. In April, the committee asked the Justice Department to prosecute him. The panel recommended that the full House adopt it.

On the same day the committee held Navarro in contempt, members expressed frustration that the Justice Department hadn't acted on its contempt referral of MarkMeadows. The DOJ did not act on the House's referral.

The seditious conspiracy trial against leaders of the Oath Keepers will be overseen by Judge Mehta. The case for DOJ is being handled by the assistant U.S. attorneys. The lead prosecutor in the case is also on the list.