Trump’s former trade adviser Peter Navarro has decided to weigh in on his old boss’s criminal charges, even though he himself has unfinished business in the court related to Jan. 6.
During a segment of the Newsmax show “Rob Schmitt Tonight,” the host gave a platform to right-wing conspiracy theories, musing about the “blatant hyperpartisans” involved in the case that “loathe Donald Trump.” That set Navarro up to argue that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg should himself be indicted for indicting the former president.
“Rob, the broad charge here against President Trump is falsifying information for the purpose of altering an election,” Navarro told the host. “You know, by that definition, Alvin Bragg should be indicted forthwith for falsifying a complaint for the purpose of altering the 2024 election. And if Donald Trump gets elected president, it would be sweet justice indeed if Bragg were indicted precisely for that crime, which he should be.”
Navarro is one to talk: He himself is currently the subject of two federal cases. One centers around hundreds of encrypted emails he harbored after his time in the White House. The Justice Department has been trying to acquire them for months on the grounds that they’re federal records belonging to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Last week, a federal judge demanded that he turn the emails over, but it’s unclear if he’s complied.
He was also indicted last summer for contempt of Congress after he refused to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee. He similarly tried to wiggle out of that one, but a federal judge declined to dismiss his case, paving the way for a trial down the line.