U.S. District Court Judge David Carter said in an 18-page opinion that Trump signed legal documents about fraudulent votes in Georgia that he knew were false.
Former Trump attorney John Eastman submitted a lawsuit against the January 6 committee, who were seeking e-mails from Eastman that he has declined to turn over.
Eastman has argued for attorney-client privilege, and Judge Carter ordered in March that all but ten of those documents were NOT privileged, and that Eastman’s e-mails were relevant to the January 6 Committee. Carter stated then that Trump and Eastman “launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history.”
Carter added 33 additional e-mails to the list to be turned over to the committee.
Those e-mails stem from a Trump lawsuit filed in a Georgia court, and Carter stated they “show that President Trump knew that the specific numbers of voter fraud were wrong but continued to tout those numbers, both in court and to the public.”
What the Georgia lawsuit says:
Trump and his lawyers claimed that Fulton County — which includes Atlanta — improperly counted votes from 10,315 deceased people, 2,560 felons and 2,423 unregistered voters and asked the court to overturn the results of the election and order a new one.
Before the case was appealed to the Georgia Supreme Court, Eastman told other Trump attorneys that the then-president “has since been made aware that some of the allegations (and evidence proffered by the experts) has [sic] been inaccurate. For him to sign a new verification with that knowledge (and incorporation by reference) would not be accurate.”
But despite the warning, Trump and his attorneys filed the appeal with the GSC, using the same fraudulent numbers without changing them.
Also in the e-mails:
Carter said there were at least four instances of Eastman and other Trump attorneys suggesting that lawsuits contesting results in battleground states could delay or disrupt the Congressional certification of results on January 6.
Trump’s attorneys stated that having a case pending in the Supreme Court “might be enough to delay consideration of Georgia.”
Trump filed certain lawsuits not to obtain legal relief, but to disrupt or delay the January 6 congressional proceedings through the courts,” Carter wrote.