It is noted that more than 500 witnesses have already provided information during the investigation.
The Special Committee of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress to investigate the storming of the Capitol on January 6 last year summoned Peter Navarro, ex-trade adviser to the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump, to a hearing. This is stated in the statement of the committee published on its website.
“Apparently, Mr. Navarro has information directly related to the investigation conducted by the special committee <…>. He did not hesitate [to talk about] his role in efforts to cancel the results of the 2020 elections and even discussed the support of these plans by the former president. More than 500 witnesses have already provided information during our investigation, we expect Mr. Navarro to do the same,” said the chairman of the special committee, Benny Thompson (Democrat from Mississippi), whose words are quoted in the message.
In the Trump administration, Navarro headed the National Trade Council at the White House.
Last year, members of the committee have already summoned a number of ex-aides of the former U.S. president to hearings. In November, political consultant Stephen Bannon, who was a White House political strategist under Trump, was charged with contempt of Congress for failing to attend committee hearings. In December, lawmakers recommended that the U.S. Department of Justice be held accountable for refusing to personally speak at the hearings of Mark Meadows, who headed the White House staff in the Trump administration.