A federal judge wrote in a court filing that former President Donald Trump knowingly submitted false information to a Georgia court while pursuing his claims of fraud after the 2020 presidential election.
Judge David Carter, a California judge, made the assertion while ordering attorney John Eastman to hand over emails to the House select committee investigating the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the Washington Examiner reported.
Trump, Carter wrote, “knew that the specific numbers of voter fraud were wrong but continued to tout those numbers, both in court and to the public.” Carter referenced a filing Trump’s lawyers submitted alleging that Fulton County had counted more than 10,000 illegitimate votes.
“President Trump and his attorneys ultimately filed the complaint with the same inaccurate numbers without rectifying, clarifying, or otherwise changing them… President Trump, moreover, signed a verification swearing under oath that the incorporated, inaccurate numbers ‘are true and correct’ or ‘believed to be true and correct’ to the best of his knowledge and belief,” he continued. “The Court finds that these emails are sufficiently related to and in furtherance of a conspiracy to defraud the United States.”
Eastman has been quarreling with the Jan. 6 committee over surrendering his emails to them for its investigation. In his ruling, Carter ordered 33 documents be handed over to the committee.