Democrat Seeks Inspector General Inquiry Into Pentagon’s Missing Jan. 6 Texts

Messages from the phones of top Trump administration officials at the Defense Department who were involved in the response to the Capitol riot appear to have been erased.

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Former Trump Adviser Charged With Contempt for Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

Peter Navarro is the second associate of former President Donald J. Trump to face criminal charges for stonewalling the inquiry into the Capitol riot, after Stephen K. Bannon.

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Peter Navarro, Former Trump Aide, Gets Grand Jury Subpoena in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The subpoena, the latest indication of an expanding inquiry by federal prosecutors, seeks Mr. Navarro’s testimony and any records he has related to the attack on the Capitol last year.

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House Votes to Find Scavino and Navarro in Contempt in Jan. 6 Inquiry

The vote was mostly along party lines to recommend that the Justice Department charge Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino Jr. with criminal contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas.

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Jan. 6 Panel Argues for Contempt Charges for Former Trump Aides

The House committee investigating the Capitol riot issued a report on Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino Jr.’s roles in efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s election loss.

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Jan. 6 Panel Warns of Contempt Charges Against Two More Trump Allies

The House committee said it would start contempt proceedings against Peter Navarro and Dan Scavino, and pressed its case that fund-raising emails falsely asserting election fraud helped stoke the Capitol riot.

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Jan. 6 Inquiry Subpoenas Navarro, Who Worked to Overturn Election

Peter Navarro, a White House adviser to former President Donald J. Trump, has written and spoken about his work on a plan to get Congress to reject the results of the 2020 election.

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Facing Subpoenas, Trump Allies Try to Run Out the Clock on Democrats

Democrats hope a Biden Justice Department can speed up legal action, but Donald J. Trump and his allies are proving adept at using judicial delay to withhold information from Congress.

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New Publisher Says It Welcomes Conservative Writers Rejected Elsewhere

All Seasons Press, started by former executives from Simon & Schuster and Hachette, plans to publish books by the former Trump officials Mark Meadows and Peter Navarro.

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As Coronavirus Spread, Reports of Trump Administration’s Private Briefings Fueled Stock Sell-Off

A hedge fund consultant’s summary of private presentations by White House economic advisers fanned investor worries.

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As Virus Spread Early On, Reports of Trump Administration Briefings Fueled Sell-Off

A hedge fund consultant’s summary of private presentations by White House economic advisers fanned investor worries.

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Trump Administration Plans to Bypass Arms Control Pact to Sell Large Armed Drones

The move has been opposed internally by arms control officials and lawmakers trying to limit the proliferation of such drones, especially in countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Anthony Fauci Versus Donald Trump

Anthony Fauci’s at the pool, but Donald Trump’s in deep.

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Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business

As the Trump White House attacks the government’s top infectious disease expert, “What’s happening to Dr. Fauci?” has become an urgent topic in Washington and in science and medical circles.

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USA Today, After Fracas, Says Op-Ed Attacking Fauci Fell Short of Standards

An article by Peter Navarro, a top Trump aide, prompted disavowals from the White House and, now, a mea culpa from USA Today.

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This Time, the White House Disavows a Fauci Critic

The criticism voiced by Peter Navarro, President Trump’s top trade adviser, in an op-ed is “Peter’s alone,” Alyssa Farah, a White House spokeswoman, wrote on Twitter.

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The Visas and the Fury

As President Trump moves to restrict work-based immigration, the business world — particularly Silicon Valley — is speaking out.

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Trump Defends China Trade Deal After Adviser Says It’s ‘Over’

Peter Navarro, the White House trade adviser, quickly walked back his remarks, which caused markets to dive.

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Trump Hydroxychloroquine Push Secured Millions of Likely Useless Coronavirus Pills

Before the F.D.A. withdrew its waiver to stockpile the drugs as coronavirus treatments, the Trump administration had embarked on a headlong effort to import tens of millions of doses.

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Trump to Tap New Company to Make Covid-19 Drugs in the U.S.

The Trump administration on Tuesday will announce one of the largest-ever contracts to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing from abroad to a new plant in Virginia.

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5 Takeaways on U.S. Involvement in the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Thousands of civilians have died in Yemen, and American-made bombs sold to the Saudis have played a key role as the White House has sought to boost the arms industry.

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Why Bombs Made in America Have Been Killing Civilians in Yemen

President Trump sees arms deals as jobs generators for firms like Raytheon, which has made billions in sales to the Saudi coalition. The Obama administration initially backed the Saudis too, but later regretted it as thousands died.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Isn’t Changing Everything

It is just speeding up trends that were already underway.

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Some Trump Officials Take Harder Actions on China During Pandemic

Since the coronavirus spread from a metropolis on the Yangtze River across the globe, hard-liners in both Washington and Beijing have accelerated efforts to decouple elements of the relationship.

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How Trump and His Team Covered Up the Coronavirus in Five Days

The president and senior officials manipulated Americans and played down the severity of the pandemic.

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Tensions Rise in U.S. Over China’s ‘Donation Diplomacy’

New regulations in China are delaying its shipments of medical supplies around the world. And some American officials worry accepting donated gear helps China’s propaganda efforts.

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Does Private Equity Deserve a Public Bailout?

Whatever you think about it, public pensions are dependent on private equity investments for returns, and their portfolio companies employ millions.

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Peter Navarro Warns Shutdown Could Be More Deadly Than Virus

President Trump’s trade adviser called medical experts “tone deaf” to link job losses and health.

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He Could Have Seen What Was Coming: Behind Trump’s Failure on the Virus

An examination reveals the president was warned about the potential for a pandemic but that internal divisions, lack of planning and his faith in his own instincts led to a halting response.

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Five Takeaways on What Trump Knew as the Virus Spread

An examination by The New York Times reveals that there were warnings from the intelligence community, national security aides and government health officials — even as the president played down the crisis.

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Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Warned of Coronavirus Pandemic in January

A memo from Peter Navarro is the most direct warning known to have circulated at a key moment among top administration officials.

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Trump Bets Business Will Answer Call to Fight Virus, but Strategy Bewilders Firms

It remains unclear if the effort to enlist companies like General Motors, Apple and Hanes constitutes an effective strategy.

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