John Eastman says he discussed Jan. 6 plans directly with Trump.

Washington— John Eastman, the architect of a scheme to overturn the 2020 election, got handwritten notes from President Trump, according to a court document.

The filing showed how essential Mr. Eastman was in fighting Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s win and how directly interested Mr. Trump was in keeping the presidency. 

The filing came as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol prepares for public hearings in June regarding the effort to reverse the election

Mr. Eastman did not share the details of his interactions with Mr. Trump and others in the White House and Trump campaign, but he recounted them in a complaint against the House committee.

Mr. Eastman contended in a filing on Thursday that some of his communications with the White House and Trump campaign were protected by attorney-client privilege

On Jan. 5, Judge Carter wrote, Eastman tried again to convince Jacob to join the plot.