John Andrew Eisenberg

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John Andrew Eisenberg

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About John Andrew Eisenberg

John A. Eisenberg is an American lawyer who serves as the National Security Council Legal Advisor, and Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs. He was appointed by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and part of the National Security Council.

From 2006-2009, Eisenberg served as a senior national-security official at the Department of Justice. There, both as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel and as an Associate Deputy Attorney General, Eisenberg advised the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Counsel to the President on complex national-security matters. During his time at the Justice Department, Eisenberg won several awards, including the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of U.S. National Security. As a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Eisenberg’s practice focused on white-collar, complex civil litigation, and data-security issues. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Stanford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Trump–Ukraine scandal

Eisenberg ordered a transcript of a Trump call with Ukraine's president be moved to a highly classified server and played a role in the Justice Department's early handling of the Trump–Ukraine scandal. The whistleblower initially submitted concerns anonymously to Courtney Elwood, general counsel of the CIA. Elwood then contacted Justice Department officials and Eisenberg. Eisenberg was notified by both Fiona Hill and Alexander Vindman that they were concerned about inappropriate comments to Ukrainian officials by European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland and President Donald Trump.

Per Vindman's testimony, Eisenberg instructed Vindman not to tell anyone about the Trump call to President Volodymyr Zelensky. In early November 2019, Eisenberg was subpoenaed to testify by the House Intelligence Committee but refused.

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John Andrew Eisenberg's Timeline

February 24, 1966