By Shipwreckedcrew | Feb 28, 2021 7:30 PM ET 

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Former Trump Administration Trade Official Peter Navarro predicted today on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show “Morning Futures” that there will be at least three indictments coming forth from the investigation being conducted by Special Counsel John Durham with regard to the Trump-Russia hoax perpetrated by the Obama Administration officials beginning in the summer of 2016 in an effort to help Hillary Clinton try to get elected in spite of her mishandling of classified information.

My initial reaction was that Navarro occupied a position in the Trump Administration that wouldn’t have afforded him access to this kind of “inside information” with regard to the status of a closely-held criminal investigation.  At the same time, however, his background and portfolio of responsibilities made him one of only a limited number of people who were part of the true inner circle of the Trump White House.  He was one of only a handful of individuals who were brought into the Administration who held trade and economic policies — regardless of party affiliation — which tracked closely with those of President Trump, whose views were not based on partisan political affiliation.

Navarro has described himself historically as a registered Democrat, and a supporter of the Clinton-Gore Administration, and a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2008.  He ran for office in California as a Democrat several times and was endorsed by Hillary Clinton.  He claims to hold progressive views on many social issues.

But he is also towards the extreme populist edge on economic and trade policy as a nationalist and protectionist who is opposed to trade deficits and multilateral trade deals.  He joined the Trump Campaign as an economic adviser based on the nationalist and protectionist trade and foreign policy ideals advanced by Trump during the GOP primaries.  He’s staunchly anti-China on trade and foreign policy matters, both of which became central to Trump’s first term.

After Trump’s election, Navarro was appointed as Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy within the White House.