New Court Filing by Jan. 6 Committee Gives First Hint at Potential, DOJ Referral of Trump, Campaign Advisers – Opinion

According to an unofficial late-breaking report, a new court filing by the House Jan 6 committee at a California civil court on Wednesday gives us the first hint of the possible criminal referrals to the U.S. Department of Justice for former President Donald Trump or his campaign advisors. New York Times piece.

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol said on Wednesday that there was enough evidence to conclude that former President Donald J. Trump and some of his allies might have conspired to commit fraud and obstruction by misleading Americans about the outcome of the 2020 election and attempting to overturn the result.

In a court filing in a civil case in California, the committee’s lawyers for the first time laid out their theory of a potential criminal case against the former president. The lawyers stated that they had evidence that showed Mr. Trump’s conservative lawyer John Eastman, and others could be facing criminal charges.

The filing also said the men might have broken a common law statute against fraud through Mr. Trump’s repeated lies that the election had been stolen.

In the article, it was also mentioned that Eastman sued to trigger the filing.

The court filing stemmed from a lawsuit filed by Mr. Eastman, who is trying to persuade a judge to block the committee’s subpoena for documents in his possession, claiming ‘a highly partisan’ invasion of his privacy. In January, the committee subpoenaed Mr. Eastman citing a memo that he had written outlining how Donald Trump could use Congress and the vice president to attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 elections.

As part of the suit, Mr. Eastman sought to shield from release documents he said were covered by attorney-client privilege.”

The NYT added that, although the committee’s filing contains mostly information that is publicly known about Trump and others’ efforts to uncover voting irregularities and fraud during the 2020 election, there was “information from its more than 550 interviews with state officials, Justice Department officials and top aides to Mr. Trump, among others.” It’s thought that this material would possibly be handed over to Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ for future criminal cases.

RedState will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

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