White House adviser: Trump Impeachment push could be 'more dangerous' than China, Russia

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday suggested that House Democrats' impeachment inquiry of President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE could be more "dangerous" for the administration than foreign adversaries such as Russia and China.

"This is a very dangerous game that I think the Democrats could play," Navarro, a White House adviser for trade and manufacturing, said on Fox Business. "Every day, the president has to deal with China, he’s got to deal with Russia, he’s got to deal with Iran, North Korea and now the House of Representatives, and I don’t know which one’s more dangerous over the next couple of months."

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Trump is facing intensifying scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers in light of revelations that he pressured the leader of Ukraine to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenSupport for impeachment inches up in poll Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment MORE and his son Hunter Biden over unsubstantiated allegations of corruption. 

An intelligence community whistleblower complaint, which was released publicly last week, accuses Trump and his personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiOvernight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment READ: Diplomat describes pressure put on Ukraine to open 'investigations' MORE of enlisting Ukraine's help in the president's 2020 reelection efforts. 

A White House memorandum of a July 25 phone call also shows that Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to work with Giuliani and Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBrennan's CIA a subject of Barr's review of Russia investigation: report Pelosi releases 'fact sheet' saying Trump has 'betrayed his oath of office' Federal prosecutors interviewed multiple FBI officials for Russia probe review: report MORE to investigate the Biden family. 

The revelations prompted Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg would support delaying Libra | More attorneys general join Facebook probe | Defense chief recuses from 'war cloud' contract | Senate GOP blocks two election security bills | FTC brings case against 'stalking' app developer MORE (D-Calif.) to shift her long-held position and announce a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. 

While speaking on Fox Business, Navarro claimed that the inquiry was "nothing less than an attempted coup d'état" that stemmed from Democrats' anger over the results of the 2016 election. 

"We got the second impeachment circus in three years," he said. "This is nothing less than an attempted coup d'état, an end run around the ballot box."

"Should the impeachment process be used to depose a duly elected president when they can't beat him at the ballot box?" Navarro asked.

The comments echoed remarks Trump and other GOP lawmakers have made in the days since Pelosi announced the House's formal inquiry. Trump has repeatedly claimed that the whistleblower misrepresented him, and he has accused them and other White House officials who provided them with information of being spies. 

"Why aren’t we entitled to interview & learn everything about the Whistleblower, and also the person who gave all of the false information to him," Trump tweeted on Tuesday. "This is simply about a phone conversation that could not have been nicer, warmer, or better. No pressure at all (as confirmed by Ukrainian Pres.). It is just another Democrat Hoax!"