Tag Archives: John Eastman

NYT: Eastman Sought To Overturn GA Senate Results

The New York Times reports: John Eastman, the conservative lawyer whose plan to block congressional certification of the 2020 election failed in spectacular fashion on Jan. 6, 2021, sent an email two weeks later arguing that pro-Trump forces should sue to keep searching for the supposed election fraud he acknowledged they had failed to find. On Jan. 20, 2021, hours …

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Judge: DOJ Can See Contents Of Trump Lawyer’s Phone

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: The lawyer behind a plot to send fake electors to Congress and keep former President Donald Trump in the White House won’t get his phone back from federal investigators. A federal judge in New Mexico wrote that he isn’t going to keep investigators from using the contents found on John Eastman’s phone from being …

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Coup Plotter Eastman Drops Suit Over Phone Records

Bloomberg News reports: A conservative lawyer who advised former president Donald Trump on ways to overturn the 2020 election dropped his lawsuit challenging the release of his phone records to a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. John Eastman, a former professor at Chapman University School of Law, was seeking a court order prohibiting Verizon Communications Inc. from …

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Feds Swarm Coup Plotter Eastman, Seize His Phone

CNN reports: The FBI seized the phone of former President Donald Trump’s election attorney John Eastman last week, according to a new court filing from the lawyer. Eastman disclosed the search and seizure in federal court in a lawsuit that he filed in New Mexico on Monday, calling it improper. About six federal investigators approached the right-wing lawyer in New Mexico …

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Trump World Plotting To Make Eastman Their Fall Guy

Rolling Stone reports: With the Justice Department and Jan. 6 committee taking a close look at Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, he and his cronies could certainly use a fall guy, and it looks like they’ve found their patsy: right-wing lawyer John Eastman. Eastman worked for Trump as the attorney devised legal strategies to overturn the election …

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Eastman Begged Giuliani To Put Him On “Pardon List”

Mediaite reports: The third day of January 6 hearings included a stunning revelation that lawyer John Eastman emailed Rudy Giuliani to request a pardon from then-President Donald Trump. Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), the committee member then leading the hearing, brought up an email from Eastman to Giuliani, in which Eastman “requested he be included on a list of recipients of …

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Riot Committee: Eastman Pleaded The Fifth 100 Times

NBC News reports: The House Select Committee aired footage showing a deposition with Eastman, who repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment right in response to questions. When asked whether he had told Trump that then-Vice President Pence could move to reject electors from seven states, Eastman replied with one word: “Fifth.” “Dr. Eastman pled the Fifth a hundred times,” Rep. Pete …

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Eastman Claimed He Heard About SCOTUS Justices In “Heated Fight” Over Taking Up Wisconsin Election Suit

The New York Times reports: A lawyer advising President Donald J. Trump claimed in an email after Election Day 2020 to have insight into a “heated fight” among the Supreme Court justices over whether to hear arguments about the president’s efforts to overturn his defeat at the polls, two people briefed on the email said. The lawyer, John Eastman, made …

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QAnon Ginni Was Trading Emails With John Eastman

The Washington Post reports: The House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol has obtained email correspondence between Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and lawyer John Eastman, who played a key role in efforts to pressure Vice President Mike Pence to block the certification of Joe Biden’s victory, according to three …

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Eastman Ordered To Give Trove Of Docs To Riot Panel

Politico reports: A federal judge Tuesday ordered John Eastman — the attorney who developed former President Donald Trump’s last-ditch strategy to overturn the election — to disclose a batch of 159 sensitive documents to the Jan. 6 select committee, including another email that the judge said presented evidence of a likely crime. In a 26-page ruling, U.S. District Court Judge …

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New Eastman Filing Details Conspiring With Trump

Politico reports: John Eastman, the attorney who architected Donald Trump’s last-ditch legal strategy to overturn the 2020 election, revealed Friday that he routinely communicated with Trump either directly or via “six conduits” during the chaotic weeks that preceded the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. In a late-night court filing urging a federal judge to maintain the confidentiality of his …

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Eastman Urged PA Officials To Toss Absentee Ballots

Politico reports: Attorney John Eastman urged Republican legislators in Pennsylvania to retabulate the state’s popular vote — and throw out tens of thousands of absentee ballots — in order to show Donald Trump with a lead, according to newly unearthed emails sent in December 2020, as Trump pressured GOP lawmakers to subvert his defeat. This recalculation, he posited in an …

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Eastman To Turn Over 10,000 Pages Of Trump Emails

Politico reports: Attorney John Eastman, a key architect of Donald Trump’s legal effort to overturn the 2020 election, is preparing to provide another 10,000 pages of records to the Jan. 6 select committee, his attorney revealed late Friday. It’s the latest breakthrough for investigators in their ongoing fight to obtain details of Trump’s last-ditch plans to overturn his election loss. …

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Eastman Won’t Turn Over 37K Pages Of Trump Emails

Politico reports: Attorney John Eastman revealed Monday that he has asserted attorney-client privilege on 37,000 pages of emails related to his work for then-President Donald Trump in the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The Jan. 6 select committee has objected to “every claim” over those pages, which now sends the gargantuan dispute to U.S. District Court …

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MTG And Gaetz Funneled $25K To Ex-Trump Lawyer

Congress Minutes reports: Put America First, a joint fundraising committee run by Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), paid at least $25,000 for legal services since September to the Constitutional Counsel Group. That’s the law firm of John Eastman, a onetime legal adviser to former President Donald Trump. The nature of these payments: It’s unclear what Eastman’s …

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Eastman Still Trying To Have WI Election Decertified

ABC News reports: Just as he was emerging as a top target of the House committee investigating the Capitol attack, former Trump lawyer John Eastman took a trip to Wisconsin. On March 16, Eastman and others spent nearly two hours behind closed doors pressuring Republican Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to nullify the 2020 election and reclaim the electors awarded …

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Federal Judge Finds Trump Likely Committed Felonies

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 …

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Riot Panel Examines Ted Cruz’s Role In Coup Planning

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Ted Cruz was dining near the Capitol on the evening of Dec. 8, 2020, when he received an urgent call from President Donald Trump. A lawsuit had just been filed at the Supreme Court designed to overturn the election Trump had lost, and the president wanted help from the Texas Republican. “Would you be willing …

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QAnon Ginni May Have Influenced Coup Planning

Politico reports: Ginni Thomas’ unfettered access to Donald Trump’s chief of staff — and potentially others in his West Wing — raises new questions about another figure at the center of Trump’s gambit to subvert the 2020 election: attorney John Eastman. The select committee has evidence that when a top Pence aide challenged Eastman’s plan on Jan. 4, 2021, Eastman …

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Emails Show Trump Lawyer Knew Scheme Was Illegal

The Guardian reports: Interrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s election win on 6 January last year as part of the scheme to return Donald Trump to office was known to be unlawful by at least one of the former president’s lawyers, according to an email exchange about the potential conspiracy. The former Trump lawyer John Eastman – who helped coordinate …

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