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Peter Navarro Could Go Full Clown On Fox News To Make His Trial Look Like a Carnival, DOJ Fears

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Hours after being taken into federal custody for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena from the January 6 Committee investigating the Jan 6 attack on the US Capitol, former White House adviser Peter Navarro rushed to Fox News and barrelled into the Tucker Carlson show to complain that he was mistreated during his arrest, and even claimed that he was put in leg irons.

During his appearance, the former Trump administration official said he was humiliated by the arrest and falsely claimed that the prosecution against him is “illegal,” Raw Story reports.

“Next thing I know, I’m in leg irons, handcuffs, and strip-searched,” Navarro said. “People do not want to sit in solitary confinement in leg irons ― denied food, denied water, denied an attorney. This is what we live in.”

He added: “The legislative branch is not supposed to be the judge, jury, and executioner,” Navarro said. “I heard one of your commentators there when you played that clip, (saying) the purpose was to punish Peter Navarro. That’s not their role. That’s the judiciary’s role, so that alone is sufficient to render what they have done illegal and therefore what the Department of Justice did illegal.”

In response, the Justice Department put out a statement warning of the risk of a “carnival atmosphere” enveloping Navarro’s prosecution as he will likely use Fox News to peddle alternative facts about the trial.

The DOJ specifically cited Navarro using his Fox appearance to accuse the DOJ of employing a “terrorist strategy” against him during his arrest, noted by CBS News’ Scott MacFarlane.