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John Eastman claims that federal investigators had his phone checked and seized, Last week.


According to a recent court document from the conservative lawyer, the FBI took the phone of John Eastman, who represented former President Donald Trump during the election.

Eastman revealed the illegal search and seizure in a federal court case he filed in New Mexico on Monday.

The information reveals how forcefully the Justice Department has been pursuing its continuing criminal investigation over the past few weeks.

Last week, federal authorities from the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General raided Jeffrey Clark’s home, according to a source close to the investigation, which is being coordinated with the FBI and US attorney investigation into what happened on January 6, 2021. The Justice Department inspector general was not previously disclosed to have been involved in that search, which took place on the same day as Eastman’s.

The inspector general has the authority to conduct searches and seizures and to look into claims of legal transgressions made against Justice Department personnel. The inspector general may report potential criminal cases to prosecutors after conducting an investigation.

The inspector general’s office may have examined the contents of the phone, according to a warrant referenced by Eastman’s attorneys, though it is yet unknown to what degree the watchdog may be involved in his case.

Eastman and Clark are not facing any criminal charges.

Inquiries for comment have gone unanswered from Clark’s lawyers. On Monday, a representative of the DOJ Inspector General’s office declined to comment.

According to court documents, on Wednesday, roughly six federal investigators approached Eastman as he was leaving a restaurant in New Mexico with his wife and a friend. According to Eastman’s court document, he was patted down and “forced to produce [facial] biometric data to open” the phone.

Eastman is the most recent person whose communications have been included in major Justice Department investigations into the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The agents, according to Eastman, “forced” him to open his phone.

He is requesting that a federal judge ordered the Justice Department to hand over his belongings, destroy any documents they have gathered, and halt investigators’ access to the phone in court.

According to the documents, agents were able to access Eastman’s email accounts on his iPhone 12 Pro.

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