In the letter to Navarro, Clyburn rejected the former Trump aide’s claim to executive privilege.
“It is abundantly clear that you possess information responsive to the subpoena that is not covered by any colorable claims of executive privilege,” he wrote to Navarro.
Trump last month told Navarro “to protect executive privilege and not let these unhinged Democrats discredit our great accomplishments” with respect to the House probe. In his Tuesday letter to the House subcommittee, Navarro called this a “direct, proper and explicit invocation” of the former president’s executive privilege.
Navarro went on to describe the matter as currently “out of [his] hands,” saying the subcommittee should discuss it with Trump and his counsel.
The House subcomittee was set up to investigate the Trump administration’s response to Covid-19, including the former president’s appointees interfering in reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.