Besides Donald Trump, his former trade advisor Peter Navarro was also targeted by the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of investigation.
Federal prosecutors claim that former White House official Navarro yelled expletives at them when they tried to serve him with a subpoena.
According to the Washington Examiner, he reportedly told the agents to “get the f*** out of here, as the officials came to harass him.
Federal prosecutors are claiming in a court filing that former White House official Peter Navarro told agents who were attempting to serve him with a subpoena to “get the f*** out of here," the Washington Examiner is reporting.https://t.co/eD00NUbMl0
— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 16, 2022
Court papers of the claims were filed on August 15. The DOJ claims that their aggressive measures with Navarro were warranted for an “unpredictable subject” with “an extensive history of seeking news coverage.”
“Contrary to the defendant’s claims, however, it is not law enforcement’s normal practice to ask combative, unrepresented subjects to self-surrender,” the government prosecutors claimed in the court filing.
Navarro was the trade advisor under the Trump administration and was indicted in June with contempt charges. His charges related to failure to testify before the House committee, which held a baseless January 6th probe revolving around Trump.
Trump supporters outside Mar-a-Lago say they know he is innocent: “I know it in my heart! I know it in my spirit! He has never lied about anything!” pic.twitter.com/Z0kvPkOS93
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 11, 2022
He also had a charge of failure to produce documents that the sham committee was seeking.
Ultimately, Navarro was arrested at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. The Justice Department says they tried to arrest him at his house, but he “refused to answer the door” when agents tried to subpoena him.
Upping their game, agents targeted him in a public place, which they said didn’t go against the U.S. Marshal’s standard arrest procedures. He was subjected to a strip search and placed in leg restraints.
Trump has been through obvious discriminatory measures throughout his presidency and now. Navarro claims he is also a victim of such action.
Court papers reveal that the government, in order to “avoid a media circus, the arresting agents encountered the defendant in a discrete location on the jet bridge at the airport, removed him to the tarmac, and took him to be booked from there — all out of sight of the public.”
Facing what appears to be an unjust witch hunt would make almost anyone upset. But federal prosecutors have no sympathy for Navarro, claiming that “contrary to the defendant’s claims, however, it is not law enforcement’s normal practice to ask combative, unrepresented subjects to self-surrender.”