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Jan. 6 Select Committee: Trump, allies may have committed crimes

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According to a new court filing, the January 6th Select Committee believes former President Donald Trump and his allies may have committed crimes while attempting to overturn the 2020 election results. The bipartisan panel said it has evidence suggesting Trump broke three laws: obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy and fraud.

“The Select Committee also has a good-faith basis for concluding that the President and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States,” the panel wrote in the brief.

The filing included a deposition from a former Trump advisor, who told the committee Trump knew he had lost the election, but “the President nevertheless sought to use the Vice President to manipulate the results in his favor.”

The filing is part of the committee’s work to enforce a subpoena on John Eastman, a conservative attorney attempting to keep the select committee from getting emails related to the election certification. Eastman says the emails are protected by attorney-client privilege. The committee argued that even if that was the case, the alleged crimes would negate that privilege.

“The facts we’ve gathered strongly suggest that Dr. Eastman’s emails may show that he helped Donald Trump advance a corrupt scheme to obstruct the counting of electoral college ballots and a conspiracy to impede the transfer of power,” Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) wrote in a statement.  “As the judge noted at a previous hearing, Dr. Eastman’s privilege claims raise the question whether the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege applies in this situation.”

Annie DONALD TRUMP MAY HAVE COMMITTED CRIMES WHILE TRYING TO OVERTURN THE 2020 ELECTION RESULTS.

THAT’S ACCORDING TO  A NEW COURT FILING FROM THE JANUARY 6 SELECT COMMITTEE SAYING TRUMP AND A CONSERVATIVE LAWYER WERE PART OF A “CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY” TO DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT. . 

THE COMMITTEE SUGGESTS THERE ARE TWO OTHER POSSIBLE CRIMES IN PLAY AS WELL- OBSTRUCTION OF AN OFFICIAL PROCEEDING, AND D-C’S COMMON FRAUD LAW.

NEWLY RELEASED IS THE COMMITTEE’S DEPOSITION WITH A TRUMP ADVISOR WHO TOLD THEM TRUMP KNEW HE LOST THE ELECTION BUT “the President nevertheless sought to use the Vice President to manipulate the results in his favor.”

THE FILING IS PART OF THE COMMITTEE’S WORK TO ENFORCE A SUBPOENA ON ATTORNEY JOHN EASTMAN.

TAKE SOT-REP.  ZOE LOFGREN (D-CA)

<<“He played a key role in this whole plot to overturn the election. So we want to know what he did,”>>

Annie Andersen: EASTMAN IS TRYING TO KEEP THE SELECT COMMITTEE FROM GETTING EMAILS RELATED TO THE ELECTION CERTIFICATION. 

EASTMAN  SAYS THE EMAILS THE COMMITTEE WANTS  ARE PROTECTED UNDER ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.

THE COMMITTEE SAYS THERE ISN’T ANY EVIDENCE HE WAS WORKING FOR TRUMP, BUT RATHER ADVISING HIM… 

ADDING EVEN IF HE WAS WORKING, THE ALLEGED CRIMES WOULD NEGATE THAT PRIVILEGE. 

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE COURT FILING- THE TRANSCRIPT OF EASTMAN’S INTERVIEW WITH THE COMMITTEE WHERE HE PLEADED THE FIFTH 146 TIMES. 

A HEARING FOR THIS FILING IS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 8

IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT NO FORMER PRESIDENT HAS EVER BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME. 

STRAIGHT FROM DC I’M AA

 

According to a new court filing, the January 6th Select Committee believes former President Donald Trump and his allies may have committed crimes while attempting to overturn the 2020 election results. The bipartisan panel said it has evidence suggesting Trump broke three laws: obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy and fraud.

“The Select Committee also has a good-faith basis for concluding that the President and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States,” the panel wrote in the brief.

The filing included a deposition from a former Trump advisor, who told the committee Trump knew he had lost the election, but “the President nevertheless sought to use the Vice President to manipulate the results in his favor.”

The filing is part of the committee’s work to enforce a subpoena on John Eastman, a conservative attorney attempting to keep the select committee from getting emails related to the election certification. Eastman says the emails are protected by attorney-client privilege. The committee argued that even if that was the case, the alleged crimes would negate that privilege.

“The facts we’ve gathered strongly suggest that Dr. Eastman’s emails may show that he helped Donald Trump advance a corrupt scheme to obstruct the counting of electoral college ballots and a conspiracy to impede the transfer of power,” Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Liz Cheney (R-WY) wrote in a statement.  “As the judge noted at a previous hearing, Dr. Eastman’s privilege claims raise the question whether the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege applies in this situation.”

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