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Pro-Trump attorney John Eastman says federal agents seized his phone and accessed his emails

BREAKING NEWS: Pro-Trump attorney John Eastman says federal agents seized his phone and ‘force’ it to unlock as Justice Department cracks down on ex-president’s and his allies’ election fraud allegations in 2020

  • The attorney said he left a restaurant in New Mexico when served under a federal warrant
  • Eastman said agents gained access to his email accounts, court says
  • It reportedly happened the same day the FBI raided Jeffrey Clark’s home
  • Clark Is A Trump Loyalist Who Tried To Install The Ex-President As Head Of The DOJ
  • Justice Department steps up crackdown on members of Trump’s orbit accused of aiding his efforts to stay in power

John Eastman, the author of an infamous legal memo that outlined how Donald Trump could claim victory despite losing the 2020 presidential election, said Monday that his phone had been seized by federal agents.

Eastman claimed agents “forced” him to unlock his iPhone 12 Pro and access his email accounts, in a court filing first reported by CNN.

Half a dozen officers reportedly confronted the right-wing attorney in New Mexico as he left a restaurant with his wife and another person on Wednesday night.

The filing also suggests authorities had a warrant to seize Eastman’s electronic devices.

Eastman “was forced to provide biometrics to open the phone” and “wasn’t given a copy of the warrant until after his phone was seized, and even then he was only given a copy of the search warrant but not the supporting affidavit referenced in it,” it reads.

He is now demanding a New Mexico court order the federal government to return his property, in addition to destroying the obtained data and blocking further access.

It is the latest in a series of high-profile moves by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to crack down on those allegedly participating in efforts to reverse President Joe Biden’s victory.

The DOJ has subpoenaed at least nine people in multiple states accused of helping Trump’s alleged “fake voters” scheme to change the vote of the Electoral College in its favor.

Chapman University law professor John Eastman stands left as former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks in Washington at a rally in support of President Donald Trump, the so-called "Red America Rally" on January 6, 2021

Chapman University law professor John Eastman stands left as former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani speaks in Washington at a rally in support of President Donald Trump called the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6, 2021

He wrote a legal memo outlining how Donald Trump could claim election victory

He wrote a legal memo outlining how Donald Trump could claim election victory

Federal agents reportedly executed Eastman’s search warrant the same day the government raided the home of Jeffrey Clark, a former DOJ environmental attorney who helped the ex-president arm the department in his quest to stay in power.

Trump’s bid to appoint Clark as acting attorney general faced the threat of “hundreds” of layoffs across the administration, former officials have claimed.

Eastman appeared on stage alongside former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani on Jan. 6, 2021, at the former president’s “Stop The Steal” rally that immediately preceded the Capitol riots.

The former law professor devised an alleged legal strategy that claimed then-Vice President Mike Pence could unilaterally reject electoral college votes from certain battlefield states.

He would have presented the plan to Trump himself in the Oval Office.

Pence rejected pressure from Eastman and Trump to implement the plan, fueling the ire of the former president’s supporters — some of whom chanted “Hang Mike Pence” in the Capitol hallways on Jan. 6.

He eventually chaired the Joint Session of Congress that confirmed Biden’s victory.

Eastman’s legal dispute with the DOJ comes amid a months-long lawsuit with the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.

A judge who ordered Eastman to deliver hundreds of emails to the Jan. 6 commission said earlier this year that he and Trump may have committed crimes.

“Based on the evidence, the court finds it more likely than not that President Trump and Dr. Eastman unfairly colluded to obstruct the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021,” U.S. District Judge David Carter wrote. in March.

He called Eastman’s plan “a coup in search of a legal theory.”

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