Retired federal Judge J. Michael Luttig, testified in front of the Jan. 6 House committee, was questioned Thursday by one of his former law clerks about the role of another in the insurrection.

Committee senior counsel John Wood noted the dynamic before proceeding to question Luttig about the role of fellow former clerk John Eastman in efforts to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Luttig, a widely respected conservative judge who sent dozens of clerks to the Supreme Court after almost being nominated for the bench himself, had advised Pence to reject the advice of that same former clerk — Trump ally Eastman.

Luttig’s wife, Elizabeth Luttig is also an attorney.