Attorney John Eastman is set to produce 10,000 pages of emails to the House committee investigating January 6.
A US District Judge ordered Eastman to review 90,000 pages of emails that were requested by the House committee.
Eastman represented former President Donald Trump in the months after the November 2020 election.
Attorney John Eastman is set to produce 10,000 pages of emails to the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, according to a court filing filed on Friday.
Eastman, who wrote a memo detailing how former President Donald Trump could overturn his 2020 loss, was ordered by US District Judge David Carter in January to review 90,000 pages of emails that were requested by the January 6 committee.
Politico first reported this story.
Carter wrote in a March 28 ruling that Trump “more likely than not” attempted to illegally obstruct Congress in a criminal conspiracy, Politico reported.
On April 19, Eastman refused to hand over 37,000 pages of emails relating to his work with the former president, arguing they fell under attorney-client privilege. In Friday’s court filing, Eastman withdrew the privilege claims for 10,000 pages of emails “in light of this Court’s March 28 ruling and other factors.”
According to the filing from Eastman’s lawyers, Carter has asked Eastman to produce a “consolidated privilege log which lists the unresolved privilege claims, the Select Committee’s objections, and plaintiff’s brief responses to the objections.”
Eastman’s lawyers, attorneys Anthony Caso and Charles Burnham, said in the filing that the House committee wants time to evaluate the remaining 27,000 contested pages of emails and intends to propose the next steps “no later than May 6.”
Eastman’s lawyers have requested a “brief delay” for their client in assembling the privilege log as the select committee considers how to proceed. The delay, Eastman’s lawyers wrote in the filing, “will hopefully result in a condense privilege log to submit to the Court.”
Eastman represented Trump in the months after the November 2020 election, as the president desperately sought to overturn his defeat.
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