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Trump Legal Adviser Loses Bid to Block Jan. 6 Subpoena

  • Conservative professor faced off against congressional panel
  • ‘The public interest here is weighty and urgent,’ judge ruled
John Eastman
John EastmanSource: Denver Post
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A conservative California lawyer who advised former president Donald Trump on ways to overturn the 2020 election lost a bid to block his emails and other records from being released to a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request by John Eastman, a former professor at Chapman University School of Law, for a court order declaring the committee’s subpoena invalid. Eastman had argued the demand for access to his work emails is a “clear effort to chill the speech” of the Democrat-controlled committee’s “political adversaries.”