Former Trump aide Peter Navarro gets grand jury subpoena in January 6 inquest


In April, Ali Alexander, a prominent ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer, revealed he had received his own grand jury subpoena, asking for tapes of who organized, spoke or provided security. pro-Trump rallies in Washington after the election, including Mr. Trump’s incendiary event near the White House on January 6.

Mr Alexander’s subpoena also sought information on members of the executive or legislative branches who may have helped plan or execute the rallies, or who attempted to “obstruct, influence, hinder or delay” the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

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Last week it emerged that the same grand jury, sitting in Washington, had more recently issued a different set of subpoenas seeking information about the role a group of lawyers close to Mr Trump may have played in a plan to create more pro-Trump voter lists in key swing states that were won by Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Lawyers named in the subpoena included Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani; Jenna Ellis, who worked with Mr. Giuliani; John Eastman, one of the former president’s main legal advisers during the post-election period; and Kenneth Chesebro, who penned a pair of memos laying out details of the plan.

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These subpoenas also requested information on any members of the Trump campaign who may be involved in the alternative voters program and on several Georgia Republican officials who participated in it, including David Shafer, the chairman of the Republican Party of Georgia. .

Mr. Navarro’s subpoena, on his own, was issued by a different grand jury.

In the draft complaint he says he intends to file, he argues that only Mr. Trump can allow him to testify. He asks a judge to instruct Mr. Graves, the American lawyer in Washington, to negotiate his appearance with Mr. Trump. Mr. Navarro cites Mr. Trump’s invocation of executive privilege over documents related to the Capitol attack.

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“The executive privilege invoked by President Trump is not mine or Joe Biden’s to waive,” Navarro writes. “Instead, as with the committee, the U.S. attorney has constitutional and due process obligations to negotiate my appearance.”


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