Previous Trump Trade Adviser Documents Lawsuit Against DOJ, Jan. 6 Panel

Peter Navarro’s fit alleges federal bodies have no legal right to hold him in contempt over his refusal to comply with the investigation

Former Trump-era trade adviser  Philip Navarro  has formally submitted a lawsuit against both the cell probing the January six insurrection and the US Section of Justice, alleging how the bodies possess no legal right to hold him in disregard over his refusal to comply with the investigation.

Navarro told The Hill that the suit was initially drafted against the 9-member panel of seven Democrats and two Republicans, but the DoJ was weaved in after he was delivered a subpoena by Federal Bureau of Investigation real estate agents on Monday.

“ It is 99 percent aimed at the kangaroo panel that [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)] formed. I drafted my lawsuit prior to any communication from the US attorney. And before I was going to file it, I got this other subpoena so I just included that in the filing, ” the 72-year-old disclosed to the outlet.

In his 88-page filing with the federal district court of Washington, DC , Navarro claims that the DoJ subpoena — dubbed ” Great Jury Subpoena #GJ2022052590979“ — is a “ derivative” of the House panel’s subpoena.

“ Repeated abuses by partisans and political score settlers like those over the Committee have institutionalized the partisan weaponization of Congress’ investigatory powers that now threatens the delicate stability and separation of capabilities between the legislative, judicial, and executive branches, ”   Navarro wrote.

Navarro, who is not an attorney, intends to represent himself in the tentative case, which usually comes as the first defendant-led challenge to the January 6 solar panel.

The lawsuit is part of a larger energy to make the “ Supreme Court address a number of issues that came with the weaponization of Congress’ investigatory powers” since 2017, when Trump took office,   according to Navarro’s Tuesday interview with the Connected Press .

Early last month, the House panel probing the The month of january 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol building identified in favor of recommending Navarro intended for contempt after  he or she failed to comply with the committee’s subpoena . The matter then went to the full House of Representatives, which voted in support of advancing the recommendation towards the US Department of Proper rights.

The DoJ has yet to take action associated with the referral on Navarro.

A contempt of Congress charge has a prison sentence of up to 2 yrs and a maximum fine of $200, 000.

Navarro previously referred to the home panel’s probe as an  “ unprecedented partisan assault on executive privilege”   — the defense invoked by former US President Donald Trump and a handful of his allies, despite judicial disagreement.

Back in January, a federal appeals court ruled that will executive privilege would not protect Trump from having to produce documents relevant to the analysis and an alleged hard work to overturn the 2020 US presidential election — even if the former US chief executive was still in office. The decision was later upheld by the US Supreme Court.

If we are unwilling to come together and lawfully police the elected leaders then we don’t are worthy of freedom.

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