A federal judge has ruled that former President Donald Trump likely committed a felony in his attempt to overturn the election and obstructing Congress The New York Times reports.
The judge made the ruling in deciding to compel John Eastman, a conservative lawyer who worked with Trump on fraud, to turn over more emails to the January 6th committee.
The emails will paint a picture of the legal strategy developed by Eastman to pressure Vice President Michael Pence to not certify electors from key states.
In writing that Trump “likely” committed a felony, Judge David O. Carter who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton wrote, Trump and Eastman “dishonestly conspired to obstruct the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021. President Trump and Dr. Eastman justified the plan with allegations of election fraud,” he wrote, “but President Trump likely knew the justification was baseless, and therefore that the entire plan was unlawful.”