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Jan. 6 Select Committee Says Trump and Allies May Have Engaged in Criminal Conspiracy To Overturn 2020 Election

Rohini Kurup, Katherine Pompilio
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 11:43 AM

In a court filing, the select committee said Trump and allies may have conspired to commit fraud and obstruction in their attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

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In a court filing on March 2, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol said that there was enough evidence to conclude that former President Donald Trump and some of his allies might have conspired to commit fraud and obstruction in their effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. 

The claims were made in the select committee’s brief in Eastman v. Thompson, a case involving former Trump lawyer John Eastman’s refusal to turn over thousands of personal emails to the select committee. The select committee requested Eastman’s emails as part of an inquiry into his alleged attempt to persuade Vice President Mike Pence to reject electors from states won by President Biden in the 2020 election. 

According to the filing, “The Select Committee 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.” 

You can read the filing here or below:

Rohini Kurup is a J.D. candidate at the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to law school, she worked as an associate editor of Lawfare and a research analyst at the Brookings Institution. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.
Katherine Pompilio is an associate editor of Lawfare. She holds a B.A. with honors in political science from Skidmore College.

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