Trump rages after former aides subpoenaed for mishandling the Covid crisis
Donald Trump answers questions for reporters/Screenshot

Former president Donald Trump issued a frantic statement on Saturday afternoon, accusing the "Communist Democrats" of "engaging in yet another Witch Hunt" as they investigate members of his administration who have been accused of meddling in the country's Covid -19 response for political purposes.

Late Friday Politico reported a congressional committee "issued a subpoena for former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Thursday for failing to respond to document requests," with the controversial Navarro joining "Steven Hatfill, a virologist and former adviser to Navarro" who was served in September.

As Politico noted on Friday, "When the pandemic hit, Navarro became an increasingly influential member of the White House team responding to the virus, advising the president on supply shortages and methods to keep the American economy running during lockdowns. His testimony and personal materials would help shed light on how the Trump administration reacted to early warnings about the virus, its potential economic consequences and how it went about securing goods such as masks, gowns and ventilators."

According to Trump's Saturday missive, issued through his spokesperson on Twitter since he is banned, he is instructing Navarro to ignore the subpoena and invoke executive privilege.

For good measure, Trump suggested an investigation of Hillary Clinton. Again.

"The Communist Democrats are engaging in yet another Witch Hunt, this time going after my Administration's unprecedented and incredible coronavirus response, despite the fact that, sadly, more Americans have died this year from Covid than in all of 2020," Trump wrote.

He then added, "It is a Witch Hunt that's been going on for years. Why don't they investigate Crooked Hillary, when so much has now been proven about her and her campaign's lies and dealings with Russia to smear me and spy on my campaign?" and accused the Democrats of trying to "discredit our great accomplishments."

You can see his statement below: