US: DOJ demands return of emails Peter Navarro sent from private account for government business

DOJ files motion against Peter Navarro to produce email records from time in White House

  DOJ files motion against Peter Navarro to produce email records from time in White House The Department of Justice is requesting that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia command former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro to provide all email records from his time in the White House under the Presidential Records Act. The attorneys involved in the court case wrote in a motion filed Monday that Navarro "wrongfully continues to possess" emails he sent on an unofficial email account. EX-TOP TRUMP ADVISER RIPS 'THIEVERY' OF WHITE HOUSE DOCUMENTS DURING PRESIDENCY "There is no genuine dispute of fact that Dr.

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The Department of Justice is seeking a court order to compel Peter Navarro to return government documents he took after leaving the Trump administration.

Investigators are seeking the return of emails he sent while working on the White House coronavirus response, which they say were sent from a private account for government business to discuss ventilators, activating National Guard units, and the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, reported CNN.

“There is no genuine dispute of fact that Dr. Navarro used at least one unofficial email account to conduct official business, that those records are the property of the United States, and that Dr. Navarro has refused to return the records to the United States. Indeed, his counsel has expressly admitted as much,” wrote Justice Department lawyers.

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“Because Dr. Navarro remains in possession of property that belongs to the United States," the lawyers added, "this Court should issue a writ of replevin requiring Dr. Navarro to return what he wrongfully continues to possess."

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The National Archives discovered the emails were missing after the DOJ sued Navarro earlier this year in a records dispute related to a House investigation.

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