Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro said he was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors to testify before a grand jury Thursday about the Capitol riot.
Why is it important: Subpoena for former White House trade adviser Navarro seeks all documents requested by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising and whether he had ‘communications’ with the former President Trump, according to a draft lawsuit, obtained by Politico.
Driving the news: Navarro says in the proposed lawsuit to block the subpoena that “two FBI special agents knocked loudly on my door early in the morning to present me with a fruit from the poisonous tree” last Thursday.
- He says the subpoena is to enforce a subpoena issued by the House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol last February, according to the draft lawsuit, in which he is representing himself. himself.
The big picture: The House select committee investigating the Capitol storming found that Navarro allegedly worked with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and others to develop a plan to delay Congressional certification of 2020 elections.
- Navarro has so far refused to comply with the Congressional subpoena despite the House voting in April to despise him.
- When asked if he would testify on Thursday, Navarro told the NYT: ‘TBD’