Former Trump trade adviser is subpoenaed by Jan 6 committee

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot has subpoenaed former President Trump’s then-trade adviser, Peter Navarro, The Hill reports. 

The committee is reportedly interested in passages from his own book, In Trump Time: My Journal of America’s Plague Year, where he appears to have been involved in plans to delay certification of the presidential election.

“You, then a White House trade advisor, reportedly worked with Steve Bannon and others to develop and implement a plan to delay Congress’s certification of, and ultimately change the outcome of, the November 2020 election,” the committee wrote in its subpoena. “In your book you reportedly described this plan as the ‘Green Bay Sweep’ and stated that it was designed as ‘the last best chance to snatch a stolen election from the Democrats’ jaws of deceit.’”

“Mr. Navarro appears to have information directly relevant to the Select Committee’s investigation into the causes of the January 6th attack on the Capitol,” Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the committee said in a statement. “He hasn’t been shy about his role in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election and has even discussed the former President’s support for those plans.”

The subpoena continues: “Because you have already discussed these and other relevant issues in your recently published book, in interviews with reporters, and, among other places, on a podcast, we look forward to discussing them with you, too.”

Read more at The Hill.

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