The attorney for former President Donald Trump. John Eastman detailed how he helped his client overturn the 2020 election on January 6. But he received heavy scrutiny.
John Eastman is a former lawyer connected to the Claremont Institute think tank. However one of the people responsible for President Trump’s plan on how he would retain his power. Thus despite losing the 2020 election.
Even though he was once associated with the attorney. However Donald Trump says there’s no reason for him to defend Eastman and that association is now in the past tense. Thus according to the Rolling Stone.
Two sources close to Trump have told Rolling Stone that the committee’s focus on Eastman during public hearings irked him.
He started to distance himself from the attorney after he heard about the hearings.
In a move that would have prevented Joe Biden from taking office. John Eastman outlined a last-ditch plan for Mike Pence to block the certification on January 6th, 2021. However during the Congressional proceeding disrupted by the Capitol riot.
Although it is well-known that President Trump has asked for legal advice from attorney Alan Eastman on numerous occasions. Thus he continuously claims to “hardly” or “barely” know him. The piling evidence suggests otherwise.
Three anonymous sources said that the former President’s legal. However team has told him not to discuss the attorney in order for them to minimize potential exposure.
One source told Rolling Stone that many Trump loyalists feel “fine with him being left out on his own. Thus to deal with whatever consequences he may or may not face.”
On the January 6 hearing, the commission zeroed in on the attorney’s activities prior to the Capitol Riot.
Mike Pence’s attorney alleged that Eastman made claims of his client holding authority to reject the official election count in a White House meeting, two days before the Capitol riots. It would have opened up for Trump to remain in power, but Pence rejected the advice.
Last Thursday, it became clear that Eastman had sought a preemptive pardon from President Trump but did not get one.