Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who worked with Donald Trump in a scheme to keep the former president in office after his defeat in the 2020 election, has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury about his efforts to undo Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
Navarro said FBI agents served him the subpoena last week at his house seeking his testimony Thursday and any records he has related to the Jan. 6 insurrection, including “any communications” with the former president, The New York Times reports.
In response, Navarro said he will file a lawsuit against the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Matthew M. Graves, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.” In his draft lawsuit, he called the committee’s subpoena “illegal and unenforceable.” according to The Times.
Navarro, who refused to cooperate with the committee, was found in contempt of Congress, and the House referred the contempt case to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution.
The subpoena against Navarro is the first known to have been issued in connection to the department’s investigations into the January 6 insurrection.
Read the full report in The New York Times.