White House trade adviser Peter Navarro previewed how The President and his associates will react to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment procedures while also teeing up his third report documenting what he considers to be an attempt to steal the 2020 election.
"The president is just itching to defend himself on this issue, and we have the receipts," Navarro told former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on his War Room podcast on Monday.
Democrats introduced an impeachment report on Monday that attacks Trump with “incitement of insurrection," tying his backing of followers at a "Stop the Steal" demonstration on Wednesday to march on the U.S. Capitol to what grew to a violent siege of Congress as lawmakers confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's triumph. On the defensive, Trump's associates underline that President Trump at one point drove followers to march to the U.S. Capitol "peacefully" at the rally that led to the chaos.
Navarro said he believes Pelosi, a California Democrat, will attempt to snuff out an impeachment defense by guaranteeing only members get to speak and putting the pressure on pro-Trump "warriors" such as Reps. Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan by seriously limiting the time lawmakers can talk throughout the process.
After announcing he was "disgusted" by one Republican lawmaker, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, for maintaining over the weekend that Trump has to quit and could face "criminal liability," Navarro proposed an alternative battleground as impeachment plays out.
"I'll tell you what, as that impeachment trial is going on, Donald J. Trump is going to have his alternate TV station going on somehow and get out those receipts. If she wants to go after him by saying there was no election fraud and that was the problem, make my day, Nancy," Navarro stated about Pelosi. He did not get into the specifics of how Trump, who has been vastly banned from social media, might defend himself through the proceedings, which are happening less than two weeks before Biden's inauguration.
Navarro further talked about his ideas for a third volume of the Navarro Report, which he said will include a "matrix" that will help readers visualize in a table format how the presidential election was tilted in Biden's favor.
"Report three, the giant matrix, is going to show category by category, vote by vote, how those votes turned what should have been a Trump landslide into a Biden narrow victory across these battleground states," he said.
allegations of widespread fraud have been rejected by federal and state officials, and legal cases have been denied in court, though Navarro struck a defiant tone.
The new report might be called "The Receipts," Navarro quipped.