Georgia to uphold Biden's win as Birx says states abandoned prevention tactics – live

Georgia to uphold Biden's win as Birx says states abandoned prevention tactics – live

7.59pm GMT

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the watchdog group that raised concerns about Peter Navarro’s potential Hatch Act violations, thanked the office of special counsel for its investigation.

“In an administration full of people illegally using their government positions to influence an election, Navarro has been one of the worst,” Noah Bookbinder, the executive director of CREW, said in a statement.

7.47pm GMT

The office of special counsel has released a report concluding that Peter Navarro, the president’s senior trade adviser, repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, which restricts government employees from engaging in partisan activities.

The report asserts that Navarro “violated the Hatch Act by using his official authority or influence to interfere with or affect the result of the 2020 presidential election through both media appearances and social media.”

Related: Top Trump administration figures flout law banning partisan campaigning

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