Trump lawyer who sued Capitol riot committee also led his failed efforts to overturn Biden's Nevada win: report
Donald Trump, Jr with Donald Trump and Eric Trump (Joseph Sohm /

On Monday, POLITICO legal affairs reporter Kyle Cheney flagged that the attorney behind former President Donald Trump's lawsuit against the House January 6 select committee was also a key part of his effort to overturn the election results in 2020.

Trump's suit, which also names the National Archives suit is intended to block the release of White House records that could give more information about the former president's role in the events of January 6.

According to Cheney, the attorney, Jesse Binnall, "previously partnered with Sidney Powell to overturn Michael Flynn's guilty plea and... helped Trump attempt to litigate claims of election fraud in Nevada."

Powell, another pro-Trump lawyer who has spoken at events promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory, has been behind several failed cases to overturn the election, including one that mixed up what state Detroit is in. She now faces a defamation suit from a voting equipment company she claimed rigged the election and disciplinary action against her legal practice.

Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, who in the past has used his deep knowledge of the state's early voting data to accurately call elections, mocked Trump's decision to use Binnall in his latest lawsuit given how his previous lawsuits failed spectacularly to overturn the 2020 election results.

"Good luck," he sarcastically wrote on Twitter.

Trump's lawsuit is part of an effort to assert executive privilege over White House records, which many legal experts say he cannot do as a former president.