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'We're not going there, dude:' White House trade advisor Peter Navarro produces his own report on election 'irregularities ' in his 'personal capacity' but REFUSES to take question on government watchdog telling him he violated the Hatch Act

 White House trade advisor Peter Navarro has produced a 36-page report on 'irregularities' in the presidential election – but refused to take a reporter's question about a government watchdog who found his media appearances violated the Hatch Act.

'We’re not going there, dude,' Navarro said when DailyMail.com asked him about the letter from the Office of Special Counsel during a webinar on his new report.

'Next question. Mute the guy. Mute the guy,' Navarro said – before the webinar call was abruptly ended.    

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro has written a report on six 'irregularities' in the election

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro has written a report on six 'irregularities' in the election

Navarro is director of the White House Office for Trade and Manufacturing Policy, and advised President Trump on the trade war with China.

But he also indicated he has a sideline in closely following the 'Kraken' lawsuits that so far have racked up more than 50 losses in court.

'I’ve literally read thousands of affidavits. I’ve read every single court case. I’ve looked at all the testimony that’s been done at the state legislature level,' Navarro said on the call to tout his election work product.

He drafted an analysis on the subject, and discussed it on a webinar Thursday where he was introduced as acting in his 'personal capacity.'  

Navarro refused to discuss a report on him by the Office of Special Counsel while discussing a report he wrote on election 'irregularities'

Navarro refused to discuss a report on him by the Office of Special Counsel while discussing a report he wrote on election 'irregularities'

Navarro's report catalogues 'abuses' of poll watchers in six states President Trump lost

Navarro's report catalogues 'abuses' of poll watchers in six states President Trump lost

Navarro said he has 'literally read thousands of affidavits' in conducting his research for the report, while also advising the president on trade policy

Navarro said he has 'literally read thousands of affidavits' in conducting his research for the report, while also advising the president on trade policy

His 36-report relies on many of the same affidavits which have so far failed to persuade state and federal judges. But Navarro said he also reviewed additional affidavits that were not included.

He wants his report to be a 'catalyst for a full investigation' of irregularities. He also called for delaying the two Senate runoff elections in Georgia for a month – which would deny the Democrats the chance to gain control of the Senate when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office.

The report claims 'fake ballot manufacturing' occurred.  

'One of the most disturbing examples of possible fake ballot manufacturing involves a truck driver who has alleged in a sworn affidavit that he picked up large crates of ballots in New York and delivered them to a polling location in Pennsylvania. There may be well over 100,000 ballots involved, enough fake ballots alone to have swung the election to Biden in the Keystone State. Likewise in Pennsylvania,' Navarro writes.

His day job is to advise President Trump on trade policy

His day job is to advise President Trump on trade policy

The Office of Government Ethics issued a report on Navarro stating he violated the Hatch Act in media appearances where he attacked Joe Biden

The Office of Government Ethics issued a report on Navarro stating he violated the Hatch Act in media appearances where he attacked Joe Biden

He cites testimony by Jesse Richard Morgan, who spoke at an event in Arlington, Virginia press conference organized by the Amistad Project and the Thomas Moore Society.

As the York Daily Record reported, state officials have rejected his claims. Morgan has 'a lengthy history of drug abuse, mental health issues and allegations of domestic violence' while also being an 'an amateur ghost hunter' whose video on sale on Amazon claims he and his brothers 'have either had extreme paranormal events happen to them or currently have paranormal events happening to them.'

'The big takeaways for me is there appears to be a coordinated strategy effectively to stuff the ballot box with Biden votes and at least some evidence of the destruction of Trump ballots,' said Navarro.

Navarro has personal experience being on the ballot when numbers go the wrong way. He ran for office multiple times in the San Diego area, losing five times in races for Congress and county boards and councils.

The OSC report found Navarro 'attacked' Joe Biden during his own TV appearances

The OSC report found Navarro 'attacked' Joe Biden during his own TV appearances

His study looks at six battleground states that Joe Biden carried, but did not look at any of the states that Trump won. He repeatedly stressed the narrow margin, although in Michigan Biden won by 150,000 votes.

'There’s a ton of evidence. There’s a mound of it,' he said.

Navarro said the report is in the president's 'in-box' but he doesn't know if Trump has read it. 

He argues that at the 'the stroke of midnight on Election Day' Trump 'appeared well on his way' to winning, only to watch a flood of mail-in ballots that 'began entering the count.'

Officials had long in advance predicted there might be a 'red mirage' that occurred before mail-in and absentee ballots were counted, after Trump urged his supporters to vote in person and Democrats stressed mail-in voting.

Navarro calls it an 'astonishing reversal of Trump fortune.'

Navarro dismissed courts, legislatures, Republican officials, and Attorney General Bill Barr's statement denying widespread fraud. 


'Bill Barr had no business making the statement he did,' said Navarro. 'I thought that was premature particularly in light of the fact that we have what appears to be an FBI and Department of Justice that's reticent about making any kinds of investigations ... I'm still waiting for the Durham report,' he said. He was referencing U.S. attorney John Durham's probe of alleged FBI misconduct.

'I think it's criminal that Republicans holding majorities in state legislatures in both parties have not had the courage to use their power and authority to conduct the appropriate investigations,' he said.

As a potential hedge against incurring another Hatch Act violation, the webinar included a disclaimer: 'Now viewing Dr. Peter Navarro (private citizen's) screen.' Navarro is a PhD in economics.

An Office of Special Counsel report December 7 stated that Navarro violated the Hatch Act through tweets and interviews where he talked politics.

 'His comments were directed at undermining Mr Biden’s presidential candidacy and persuading voters not to support him in the 2020 election,” according to the OSC report.

He attacked Biden in a May Fox News interview where he said: 'To brother Joe, I guess he forgot the eight years he was toadying up and kowtowing to the Chinese ...'

In a Fox Business News interview Navarro said in China the 'love' Biden, brought up Hunter Biden.'

'They know he can be bought. They know he's compromised,' said Navarro.

The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in political work while doing official duties – but also protects the right of employees to engage in politics. 

White House lawyers have defended his actions and said factual statements don't count as political advocacy. 

The OSC disagreed. 'Dr Navarro violated the Hatch Act because he engaged in that very activity,' according to the report. 

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