Former White House advisor Peter Navarro on Friday afternoon claimed that ex-President Donald Trump simply gained the 2020 election, citing his personal doubtful voter fraud report launched final December.
Navarro, one of many first Trump administration staffers to publicly assist the previous president’s baseless voter fraud claims, continued to insist that the 2020 election was stolen from his former boss in an interview on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast.
“I wrote the Navarro reports, I call them that because The Hatch Act, it’s done on my own time, showed very clearly as you had said that not only did Trump win, he won in a freakin landslide,” he mentioned.
Navarro repeated the declare twice when requested by Bannon. “In a freaking landslide, full stop,” he mentioned. “Trump not only won, he won in a freakin landslide.”
In December, the previous Trump administration staffer revealed a report, which claimed widespread irregularities confirmed that fraud had brought on President Joe Biden to win the November presidential election.
Navarro’s conclusion was based mostly on allegations that had already been debunked and tossed out of court docket in dozens of Trump marketing campaign lawsuits in search of to overturn the election outcomes in a number of swing states.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a nonpartisan group, criticized Navarro for releasing the report whereas working for the Trump administration. Navarro served because the Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, and the nationwide Defense Production Act coverage coordinator throughout his time on the White House.
The ethics group cited the Hatch Act of 1939, which largely prohibits civil service staff in the chief department of the federal authorities from participating in political actions whereas in workplace. The federal Office of Special Counsel additionally accused Navarro of breaching the Hatch Act after he repeatedly attacked Biden in a collection of cable information interviews and statements launched on Twitter.
Navarro disputed the allegation, saying he launched the report “in his capacity as a private citizen.”
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and advisor Stephen Miller joined Navarro in publicly selling the Trump marketing campaign’s authorized efforts to overturn his election loss, often showing on Fox News to assert that they’d proof to show widespread voter fraud.
After the election, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency mentioned there was “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”
In December, former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, extensively considered as one in all Trump’s most loyal Cabinet officers, additionally mentioned there was “no evidence” to assist widespread voter fraud claims.
Newsweek reached out to Navarro for additional remark. This story can be up to date with any response.