Jan. 6 Committee Slapped With Lawsuit

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They probably weren’t expecting this.

Peter Navarro, former Trump White House economic adviser, filed suit on Tuesday (May 31) against the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and the Department of Justice.

The suit by Navarro comes a day after he released a draft filing, where he also revealed he was the subject of a grand jury subpoena by Matthew Graves, the U.S. attorney for D.C.

Navarro has revealed the DOJ’s latest subpoena is also seeking his communication with former President Donald Trump and his efforts promoting the widespread claims of election fraud, similar to what was requested from him in the committee’s February subpoena.

Speaking to The Hill, Navarro noted his lawsuit was primarily directed toward the Jan. 6 panel but revealed he added the DOJ following their subpoena.

Discussing his disdain, Navarro noted, “It is 99 percent aimed at the kangaroo committee that [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi [D-CA.] formed. I drafted my lawsuit prior to any communication from the U.S. attorney. And just before I was going to file it, I got this other subpoena so I just included that in the filing.”