Kash Patel, former Chief of Staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, believes the Department of Justice and and the House Select Committee “investigating” the January 6 Capitol protest “could not have picked two worse targets” — referring to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and former Trump White House economic adviser Peter Navarro.
Bannon was indicted in November for contempt of Congress after refusing to testify about his own conversations with 45th President Donald Trump ahead of the protest on the Capitol January 6, 2021. Navarro was indicted this week for contempt of Congress after also refusing to testify about his own conversations with the former president ahead of Jan. 6.
“The left and the Justice Department could not have picked two worse targets because these guys are loaded for bear,” Kash Patel said during a Wednesday interview on Newsmax.
“They are not going to take a knee. They are going to bring the fight to their doorstep and make sure the media covers it,” Patel suspects.
Lawyers for Steve Bannon are now seeking testimony and documents from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other lawmakers, including members of the Jan. 6 committee.
Bannon’s team told Axios that last week they subpoenaed all nine members of the House select committee, as well as three committee staff, House’s general counsel Douglas Letter, Pelosi, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD).
Meanwhile, Peter Navarro may be slapped with a gag order pertaining to his high-profile arrest for ignoring a January 6 Committee subpoena, if the Biden Justice Department has its way, according to Fox News. Continued Below
Navarro told Fox News on Wednesday the reported reasoning for the potential gag order reflects a glaring hypocrisy. The DOJ reportedly asked Judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee, to enact a protective order to prevent disclosure of evidence.
“First of all, Merrick Garland there put me in leg irons last Friday, refused me access to an attorney while I sat in solitary confinement without food or water. And while I was in there, the Justice Department leaked that I had been arrested – to the press,” Navarro said. “So if they want to start doing gag orders and messing around with communications to the press, I think they should start there.”
Kash Patel’s full remarks on Newsmax:
- Telegram @The Freedom Times
- Truth Social @TheFreedomTimes
- Lindsey Michelle on Twitter @PoliticalLinz.