Judge begins reviewing final disputed batch of Eastman emails

A federal judge has begun reviewing 600 emails that attorney John Eastman, the architect of then-President Donald Trump’s last-ditch strategy to overturn the 2020 election, is seeking to shield from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Citing “the urgency of the select committee’s investigation,” U.S. District Court Judge David Carter said he’d begun a document-by-document review to determine whether Eastman’s claims of attorney-client privilege over the emails are legitimate.

Carter has already facilitated the delivery of thousands of pages of Eastman’s emails — held by Chapman University,

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