Donald Trump and a lawyer who assisted with his re-election campaign were part of a “criminal conspiracy” to overturn the 2020 election results, according to a court filing from the congressional 6 January US Capitol riot investigation.
The documents, filed on Wednesday, come as the House special committee seeks to gain access to emails from John Eastman, a lawyer who helped lead Mr Trump’s “war room” challenging the election results.
Mr Eastman was reportedly the one proposed pressuring then vice-president Mike Pence to reject the election results.
The Independent has reached out to both men named in the filing for comment.
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