As the Jan. 6 House select committee continues its partisan witch hunt into former President Donald Trump and several of his advisers, one adviser, Peter Navarro, claims he has the bombshell evidence that will grind the committee to a halt.
According to the Washington Examiner, as former Trump adviser Peter Navarro pointed out, the committee is desperately pursuing a path that would hypothetically lead to possible criminal charges against the 45th president, claiming Trump “incited” the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Navarro claims the evidence he has completely disrupts that approach.
Apparently, that’s why the committee still hasn’t attempted to talk with or subpoena Navarro, as he claimed the committee wants no part of the information he claims to have.
“They don’t want any part of me. I exonerate Trump and Bannon,” Navarro said.
He won’t cooperate
Navarro told the Examiner that even if the Jan. 6 committee attempted to set up a meeting, he’s not willing to cooperate, given that the committee is simply a group of political witch hunters attempting to damage Trump ahead of the 2022 midterms.
“The president asserted executive privilege,” Navarro said. “He didn’t assert it with respect to this specific committee — he asserted it broadly.”
That remark was in reference to the former president’s early signaling to all of his former advisers and staffers that they should resist cooperating with the committee.
“I’m happy to give every member of the committee a copy of my In Trump Time book,” Navarro said. “I’m happy to do that, but I’m not going to cooperate with a partisan witch hunt. It’s not my privilege to waive. That’s the important legal point.”
What’s the evidence?
Navarro explained that in the lead-up to the Jan. 6 Electoral College vote certification, he and Bannon devised what was called the “Green Bay Sweep,” which involved convincing enough members of Congress to reject their states’ votes.
He went on to say that it was in the best interest of Trump, Bannon, and everyone else in the former president’s circle to maintain calm that day, as Navarro claims the plan was set to work, had the violence of the day not prevented several congresspeople from getting on board.
“Their narrative is that Trump instigated the violence. My fact-based claim is that the last thing Trump, Bannon, or me wanted that day was violence because we needed peace and calm on Capitol Hill to implement to Green Bay Sweep,” Navarro said. “The only reason why we weren’t able to execute the strategy was because of that violence.”
While there’s still time for the House committee to summon Navarro for information, if what the former Trump adviser said is true, it’s no wonder why he’s one of the few who haven’t yet been called on.