“Defendant Peter K. Navarro served as a senior White House advisor from January 2017 until January 2021. During his employment, he was subject to the terms of the Presidential Records Act, which vests the United States with ‘complete ownership’ of ‘Presidential records,’ a term that encompasses documentary materials created or received by ‘the President’s immediate staff, or a unit or individual of the Executive Office of the President whose function is to advise or assist the President, in the course of conducting activities which relate to or have an effect upon the carrying out of the constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President.'”
“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. Because Dr. Navarro remains in possession of property that belongs to the United States, this Court should issue a writ of replevin requiring Dr. Navarro to return what he wrongfully continues to possess,” say federal prosecutors in their motion requesting access to former Trump White House douchebag Peter Navarro’s private email account.