He awoke to the heavy pounding on his door by two FBI agents. A former top aide to Donald Trump, Peter Navarro, had tried to follow the ex-president’s crooked path by refusing to honor a grand jury subpoena from federal prosecutors related to the January 6 failed coup. It requested “any communications” between the two men.
The former aide wrote in an overly dramatic fashion that the House Committee could not impose its subpoena on him. That would cancel out the former president’s claims of privilege, The POLITICO reported:
‘[J]ust imagine what will happen to Joe Biden and his advisers if Republicans win both the White House and House in 2024. In fact, I don’t need to imagine this repeat of the strategic game. If I’m not dead or in prison, I will lead the charge.’
He could have appeared and proffered his right not to incriminate himself, but he did not. However, Navarro managed to give a number of public statements, interviews, and even wrote a book, too. The former aide has been representing himself and has an 88-page counter lawsuit against the U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C. Matthew Graves, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the Select Committee January 6 Select Committee.
Indeed, he also avoided the January 6 Committee last February. Instead, he emailed them the words “executive privilege.” Navarro continued to argue that the committee should “negotiate with Trump and convince him to ‘waive’ executive privilege.”
The House Committee noted that Trump had not stood up for Navarro. Instead, there was zero proof the former president had even “asserted privileges” for his previous aide. After all, 45 was not known for his fealty to those who served him, even though he demanded that from them. They offered to let Navarro “assert privilege on a question-by-question basis.” He declined. The former aide indicated that he had been subpoenaed by the grand jury to testify on June 2 along with related communication documentation:
A grand jury subpoena for Navarro would be the most aggressive known step that prosecutors have taken into Trump’s West Wing related to Jan. 6. There have long been indications, though, that federal prosecutors have been laying the groundwork for a broader probe into Trump’s inner circle to examine their role in attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 election — and stoking the violence that ensued Jan. 6, 2021.’
Navarro wrote in his book In Trump Time about the January 6 attempted coup, according to Barnes & Noble. He wrote that he had worked with “numerous GOP lawmakers,” his publisher All Season’s Press indicated:
‘[T]o object to the results of the election that day, when Congress was constitutionally required to count electoral votes and thereby finalize Joe Biden’s victory.’
Insiders called the January 6 insurrection the “Green Bay Sweep,” according to The New York Times.
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