Peter Navarro: Jan 6. committee wants to make an example of me, ‘I’m collateral damage’

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Former White House economic adviser Peter Navarro joined “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Thursday to discuss his recent arrest following the Jan. 6 dispute with the committee.

PETER NAVARRO: When you said chained, Jesse, you weren’t speaking figuratively. I was literally handcuffed and legged, solitary confinement, in John Hinckley’s cell I was lovingly told and taken to an airport at five FBI agents, I have all 145 pounds of mine, and 72 years old. The funny thing, Jesse, is grim that the FBI is literally sitting across from me. They could have done this more civilly. It’s about the spectacle tonight, Jesse, what we’ve got and what I’ve been fighting against and for is a… kangaroo commission that armed the investigation process† It is issuing illegal and unenforceable subpoenas for this purpose, with no other purpose than to smear Donald Trump to prevent his successful return to the White House in 2024 and Jesse, I’m collateral damage, I’m the guy they want to scare and maybe put in jail to make sure people like you and the rest of America will follow their authoritarian ways.

DOJ STATES FORMER TRUMP ADVISOR PETER NAVARRO For Contempt of Congress

You know, I’m — there’s — at the center of this, Jesse, is executive privilege, a concept that goes back to George Washington and goes to the heart of effective presidential decision-making. President Trump in this case relies on administrative law. It is not my privilege to renounce.

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I told the commission and the FBI and the… Justice go talk to . repeatedly Lawyers for President Trump† If they relinquish the privilege, I’ll do as the president tells me. But until then, duty and honor and the Constitution oblige me to do what I’ve done and all I got out of it was leg irons and what looks like a half-million dollar legal bill if that’s enough.

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