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Trump Official Navarro Guilty of Contempt of Congress

Former presidential adviser failed to cooperate with the Jan. 6 hearings

(Newser) - Trump White House official Peter Navarro was convicted Thursday of contempt of Congress over his failure to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the attack on the Capitol. The verdict came after a short trial for Navarro, who served as a White House trade adviser under President Donald Trump and...

Ex-Trump Aide Navarro Indicted by Jan. 6 Panel

Former trade adviser did not show up for a deposition

(Newser) - Former White House official Peter Navarro was indicted Friday on contempt charges after defying a subpoena from the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, per the AP . Navarro is the second former Trump aide to be charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with...

Congress Holds Scavino, Navarro in Contempt

Justice Department will decide whether to prosecute

(Newser) - Former Trump advisers Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino were held in contempt of Congress for their monthlong refusal to comply with subpoenas rendered by the House committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, the AP reports. The two men on Wednesday became the latest members...

House Jan. 6 Committee: Hold Scavino, Navarro in Contempt

The vote is unanimous, now goes to full House

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol voted unanimously Monday night to hold former Trump advisers Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino in contempt of Congress for their monthslong refusal to comply with subpoenas, the AP reports. The committee made their case that Navarro, former President...

Fauci Opens Up About Working With Trump

He also reveals that he opened a letter filled with powder

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci has previously said it feels "liberating" to work in the new White House, and in an interview with the New York Times , Fauci elaborates on what 2020 was like for him. Among other things, he reveals that he once opened a letter in his office, only...

'Knock-Down' Fight Erupts in Oval Office

Two key presidential advisors argue in the White House

(Newser) - A "knock-down, dragout" argument broke out in the Oval Office last week when two key presidential advisors fought in front of their boss, an insider tells the Washington Post . Trade adviser Peter Navarro and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly locked horns over the fate of TikTok, the Chinese-owned video...

Navarro's Fauci Op-Ed Now Has Big Disclaimer

Fact-check by 'USA Today' after publication finds claims are 'misleading'

(Newser) - On Tuesday, the editorial board of USA Today published a piece praising Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House task force's epidemiological ace, calling him a "national treasure" and warning we'd be foolish not to listen to him amid the pandemic. The paper then proceeded to publish an...

Fauci: White House Attacks Are 'Bizarre'

He wants to focus on the pandemic instead of the 'games people are playing'

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci says White House attempts to discredit him are "bizarre"—but he would prefer to concentrate on fighting the pandemic instead of the "games people are playing." In an interview with the Atlantic published Wednesday, the nation's top infectious-disease expert said the White...

Trump Advisor: Fauci Is 'Wrong About Everything'
Trump Advisor: Fauci Is
'Wrong About Everything'

Trump Advisor: Fauci Is 'Wrong About Everything'

White House distances itself from Peter Navarro op-ed

(Newser) - White House economic adviser Peter Navarro has penned a blistering op-ed targeting Dr. Anthony Fauci, claiming he listens to the nation's top infectious-disease expert "only with skepticism and caution." "He has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on," reads the critique published...

Trump Adviser Slams 'Kumbaya of Incompetence'
Trump Adviser Slams
'Kumbaya of Incompetence'
sunday talk shows

Trump Adviser Slams 'Kumbaya of Incompetence'

Peter Navarro is unleashed on the Sunday talkies

(Newser) - A top White House economic adviser hit the talk-show circuit Sunday and slammed everyone from the CDC to China to former President Obama, Politico reports. "I'm glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe Biden's press secretary," Peter Navarro said on ABC's This Week,...

White House Adviser Navarro Sounded Virus Alarm Early

In January, he warned worst-case scenario could result in 500K deaths

(Newser) - Two newly surfaced memos show that White House adviser Peter Navarro began sounding the alarm about the coming coronavirus disaster in the US in late January. Both memos were circulated in the West Wing and at various federal agencies, though it is not clear whether President Trump was shown either...

Navarro on His Clash With Fauci: 'I'm a Social Scientist'
Navarro: Yes, I'm Qualified
to Disagree With Fauci
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Navarro: Yes, I'm Qualified to Disagree With Fauci

Trade adviser's justification: He's a social scientist

(Newser) - "Doctors disagree about things all the time." So explains the heated discussion between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Peter Navarro, PhD. The White House trade adviser said that and more when asked by CNN on Monday about a tense White House Situation Room meeting Saturday in which Fauci and...

Trump Claims a Coup Is Underway
Trump Claims a
Coup Is Underway

Trump Claims a Coup Is Underway

President echoes trade adviser's comments to Fox

(Newser) - Not for the first time, President Trump is falsely claiming a coup against him. "As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP," the president tweeted late Tuesday. Trump's...

Navarro Sorry He Said Trudeau Should Go to Hell

'I used language that was inappropriate,' says Trump trade adviser

(Newser) - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro got a little heated on Fox News Sunday while discussing Justin Trudeau, and he's now apologized. After a rocky G-7 summit , the Canadian prime minister said his country would enact retaliatory tariffs against the US. Navarro's response: "There's a special...

Chinese Media Warn of 'Showdown With US'

Editorials condemn appointment of Peter Navarro

(Newser) - Surprise: China is not too pleased that an economist who's referred to Beijing as "the planet's most efficient assassin" will head the new White House National Trade Council. "The US can no longer push China around today," says China's state-run tabloid Global Times in...

Trump Makes 2 Controversial Picks for His Economic Team

One of them wrote Death by China

(Newser) - Donald Trump has chosen the author of Death by China and The Coming China Wars to lead a new national trade body, signaling that he isn't planning to budge on the anti-China rhetoric of the campaign trail. Economist Peter Navarro, a leading China hawk, has been appointed head of...

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