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Fri May 20, 2022, 07:27 AM

Eastman provides new details of Trump's direct role in legal effort to overturn election

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 work for Trump, Eastman provided the clearest insight yet into the blizzard of communications between Trump, his top aides, his campaign lawyers and the army of outside attorneys who were working to help reverse the outcome in a handful of states won by Joe Biden.

The filing also describes the direct role of Trump himself in developing strategy, detailing “two hand-written notes from former President Trump about information that he thought might be useful for the anticipated litigation.” Those notes are among the documents Eastman is seeking to shield via attorney-client privilege. Eastman said he would also speak directly with Trump by phone throughout his legal challenges to the election.

Eastman described these contacts and records as part of an effort to prevent the Jan. 6 select committee from accessing 600 emails that describe his efforts to build Trump’s legal gambit to reverse the 2020 election outcome — and, when that failed, urge state legislatures to simply overturn the results themselves. He argues that the documents are protected by attorney-client and attorney work product privileges that Congress has no business probing, even as the panel investigates the circumstances that led a mob of Trump supporters to attack the Capitol.

more at https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/20/eastman-trump-role-legal-overturn-election-00034023

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Reply Eastman provides new details of Trump's direct role in legal effort to overturn election (Original post)
Just_Vote_Dem May 20 OP
kentuck May 20 #1
Just_Vote_Dem May 20 #2
MissMillie May 20 #5
Just_Vote_Dem May 20 #6
MissMillie May 20 #3
kentuck May 20 #4
Irish_Dem May 20 #8
gab13by13 May 20 #7

Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2022, 07:30 AM

1. Those handwritten notes would be important to investigators...

...it would seem.

I can see why Eastman would want to keep them out of the hands of the Committee.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Fri May 20, 2022, 07:32 AM

2. There is no attorney-client privledge when it comes to running the country

Is there?

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #2)

Fri May 20, 2022, 07:37 AM

5. The last judge to rule on the Eastman/TFG "attorney/client privilege" pointed out

that the privilege does not exist when the parties are likely to be conspiring to commit a crime.

This was not about "running the country." It was about election tampering.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #5)

Fri May 20, 2022, 07:40 AM

6. Great, thank you n/t

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2022, 07:35 AM

3. Politico needs to correct the title of this piece.

"Eastman provides new details of Trump's direct role in illegal effort to overturn election"


There. I did it for them.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2022, 07:37 AM

4. "Six conduits"?

Who were they?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Fri May 20, 2022, 07:48 AM

8. Yes that was an intriguing little bombshell.

Who are these little helpers.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Fri May 20, 2022, 07:42 AM

7. DOJ could get those Eastman emails,

it is harder for the select committee to get them.

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