The attorney who represents himself, etc. etc., is apparently Peter Navarro, former White House aid to Donald Trump. Navarro, in his “fool-for a-client” mode, is claiming he was served a subpoena for his refusal to respond to a Congressional subpoena which now means the subpoenas are getting subpoenas. In addition, bizarrely, he’s refused to produce the current subpoena which he claims is the basis for his lawsuit against Speaker Pelosi, the January 6th select committee, and the US Attorney Matthew Graves whom he claims signed off on the current subpoena.
Navarro, if you will remember, repeatedly admitted to plotting to overthrow the 2020 election during a segment on The Beat with Ari Melber, among other news channels. His confession took the form of calling his plot to overturn the election a Green Bay Sweep. Curiously, subpoenas don’t quite beget subpoenas. If you are required to testify and hand over documents, you generally aren’t the target of the grand jury. None of this quite makes sense unless Navarro is lying and Trump is the actual target.
Navarro’s production and testimony is required Thursday, so he has until Wednesday to hand over documents or file suit – and he did the latter on Tuesday. The courts have repeatedly rejected the “executive privilege” arguments for Trumplings, so all of this is just a ruse to stir up Trump’s silly base. It’s worth mentioning that US Attorney Matthew Graves’ experience is in civil corruption. Note that the subpoena is apparently asking Navarro for documents and testimony regarding January 6th. But they wouldn’t need that information in a simple case of contempt of Congress. Watch for this to get uglier by the moment.