Late Monday evening, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol voted unanimously to refer former Trump aides Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino to the Justice Department for criminal contempt of Congress charges.
In a statement Monday night, Navarro said the select committee’s “witch hunt is predicated on the ridiculous legal premise that Joe Biden can waive Donald Trump’s Executive Privilege. The Supreme Court will say otherwise when the time comes – as it surely must – and the DOJ knows such nonsense would gut Executive Privilege and the critical role it plays in effective presidential decision making.”
Vice chair Liz Cheney, one of the two Republicans on the committee, said Monday that the committee has “already defeated President Trump’s effort to hide certain White House records behind a shield of Executive Privilege,” and “that same conclusion should apply to Mr. Scavino and Mr. Navarro.”
Highlights of the Vote:
Peter Navarro’s ‘Green Bay Sweep:’
“This committee is doing its job. The Department of Justice needs to do theirs.”
Other January 6 Updates:
The chairman of the Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will recommend that it invites Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to appear.
“It appears that Mrs. Thomas has information relevant to our investigation. It’s important that we hear from all witnesses who can help us get answers for the American people about the violence of January 6th and its causes, and that includes Mrs. Thomas,” the panel said, according to a statement shared in the email.