“A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump’s legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted the Electoral College votes by throwing out electors from seven states, according to the new book Peril from Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa,” CNN reports.
“The scheme put forward by controversial lawyer John Eastman was outlined in a two-page memo obtained by the authors for Peril… The memo, which has not previously been made public, provides new detail showing how Trump and his team tried to persuade Pence to subvert the Constitution and throw out the election results on January 6.”
David French: “This ‘plan’ is laughable, but we shouldn’t laugh. If carried out, it would have led to the country’s greatest political crisis since April 1861. And Eastman was no mere internet crank. He was a law professor and close to POTUS in the final days.”Save to Favorites