Former Donald Trump adviser Peter Navarro, who faces four months in prison next week for contempt of Congress, has asked the Supreme Court to help him avoid jail time as he appeals his conviction.

In an urgent request on Friday, Navarro's lawyers asked the court to keep Navarro out of jail during the appeals process, arguing that he poses no flight risk or danger to public safety.

"For the first time in our nation's history, a senior presidential advisor has been convicted of contempt of Congress after asserting executive privilege in response to a congressional subpoena," his lawyers said in the filing. "Dr. Navarro has appealed and will raise a number of issues on appeal that he contends could result in a reversal of his conviction or a new trial."

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A three-judge panel rejected a similar request by Navarro earlier this week, saying that he had not sufficiently set out why he should remain free while appealing his conviction.

He has until 2 p.m. Tuesday to report to a Bureau of Prisons facility in Miami. The Supreme Court gave the Justice Department until 2 p.m. Monday to respond to Navarro's application.

Navarro, Trump's former trade adviser, was one of the architects of the January 6 plan to prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 election results and actually wrote a book detailing his and Steve Bannon's plans.

Like other Trump aides and allies of the former president who participated in the effort to overturn the 2020 election results, Navarro paid a heavy price - literally.