The New York Times reports:
A federal judge ruled on Monday that former President Donald J. Trump and a lawyer who advised him on how to overturn the 2020 election most likely committed felonies, including obstructing the work of Congress and conspiring to defraud the United States.
The judge’s comments marked a significant breakthrough for the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, which had laid out in a civil filing the crimes it believed Mr. Trump might have committed as it weighs making a criminal referral to the Justice Department.
Judge Carter’s comments came in an order for John Eastman, a conservative lawyer who wrote a memo that members of both parties have likened to a blueprint for a coup, to turn over more than 100 emails to the committee as it investigates Mr. Trump’s efforts to hold onto power after his election loss.
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Breaking News: Donald Trump most likely committed felonies in trying to overturn the 2020 election, a judge wrote in a civil case related to Jan. 6 documents: “The illegality of the plan was obvious.” https://t.co/zDCwIqyfpB
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 28, 2022