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John Eastman, a former Trump lawyer who helped design the plan to overturn the 2020 election, drops lawsuit to block his phone records from Jan. 6 committee

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

John Eastman testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP
John Eastman dropped a lawsuit he filed to prevent the Jan. 6 committee from accessing his phone records.
The former Trump lawyer's phone was seized by federal agents on June 22.
In the court document , Eastman's lawyer said he'd sought to protect privileged conversations.
In a late Tuesday filing , John Eastman dropped a lawsuit he'd filed to prevent the Jan. 6 committee from accessing his phone records. "Plaintiff brought this lawsuit...
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Eastman drops bid to block phone records from Jan. 6 committee

Eastman drops bid to block phone records from Jan. 6 committee

1 month ago   |   By Politico

John Eastman, an architect of Donald Trump's last-ditch bid to subvert the 2020 election, has dropped a lawsuit aimed at blocking the Jan. 6 select committee from obtaining his phone records.
In a late Tuesday filing , Eastman voluntarily dismissed the suit, claiming that he'd been assured the committee was only seeking his call logs - not the content of any messages held by his carrier, Verizon. The select committee has long contended that it lacks the authority to obtain message content.
Eastman's move comes, however, as the legal threats he's facing have begun to mount. Last week, FBI...
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