DOJ sues former Trump adviser Peter Navarro, accusing him of “wrongfully retaining” emails

The Department of Justice is suing former White House adviser Peter Navarro for emails from a private account he used while working for former President Trump and for allegedly “wrongfully retaining” those communications, according to court documents.

Why it matters: The lawsuit is an unusual move by the DOJ’s Federal Programs Branch — which typically pursues civil matters — targeting alleged sloppy federal records maintenance from the previous administration, per CNN.

What they’re saying: The suit alleges that Navarro “refused to return any Presidential records that he retained absent a grant of immunity for the act of returning such documents.”

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