Trump Urges Peter Navarro To Defy Subpoena In COVID Probe By ‘Communist Democrats’

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Previous President Donald Trump on Saturday requested his previous trade adviser Peter Navarro to preserve mum and “protect government privilege” in the investigation by the “Communist Democrats” into his administration’s managing of the coronavirus crisis.

Navarro, previous director of the Workplace of Trade and Manufacturing Coverage, was subpoenaed Thursday by the Residence Choose Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis chaired by Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.). The committee is on the lookout into the Trump administration’s response to the lethal COVID-19 surge final calendar year, months after Trump vowed it would immediately vanish.

“I’m telling Peter Navarro to secure government privilege and not permit these unhinged Democrats discredit our wonderful accomplishments,” Trump explained in a assertion posted Saturday by aide Liz Harrington on her Twitter account. (Trump has been banned from Twitter.)

Trump known as his administration’s reaction to COVID-19 “unprecedented and extraordinary,” even even though a lot more than 400,000 Us citizens died on his enjoy from the ailment.

Navarro’s subpoena calls for that he seem for a deposition Dec. 1 and hand more than files related to the coronavirus reaction by Dec. 8, Bloomberg noted.


President Donald J. Trump:

“The Communist Democrats are engaging in but another Witch Hunt, this time going following my Administration’s unprecedented and amazing coronavirus reaction, inspite of the reality that, sadly, extra Individuals have died this yr from Covid than in all

— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) November 20, 2021

Navarro commonly spouted lies about the coronavirus and the administration. He insisted Trump’s requires to sluggish screening so COVID-19 cases would not glance so poor ended up “tongue in cheek.” He has baselessly known as the pandemic a “product of the Chinese Communist Celebration.”

Navarro was named in an investigative federal government report before this month as 1 of at the very least 13 Trump aides and officials who brazenly violated the Hatch Act, which bars federal staff from applying their governing administration positions to influence elections.

Navarro used time campaigning for Trump on the taxpayer’s dime although he was meant to be serving the public performing authorities operate, an before report concluded.

He by now seems to have thumbed his nose at the Home committee in a tweet.