One takeaway we can immediately make from both the video you’ll view below, and from the recent CNN-University of New Hampshire poll, is that Mike Pence is one of the most despised characters in politics. John Eastman doesn’t like the man, either, because Pence called Eastman a “crack pot,” and the aforementioned poll has him polling dead last in the GOP primary at 2%. I’d say Pence should retire and write his memoirs, but he’s already done that, twice. Say, maybe Eastman is finally right about something and Pence should just install himself in a nice piece of pottery, near the window and Mother can water him twice a week. That might suit her as an agreeable arrangement as well.
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Here is John Eastman’s six-point plan to steal the election, if you never saw this jewel.
Maybe the argument is with the word “arbiter.” Pence could hear objections, yes, but he was in no position to make objections himself and certainly not to restructure the proceedings in ad hoc fashion like Eastman outlines here. And Eastman is a crack pot, not to mention a liar, if he tries to state otherwise. And frankly? Pence is such a coward that if he reasonably thought that any of this would actually fly, he’d have probably jumped on board the treason train.
It’s interesting that Eastman is still pushing that this is a valid theory because TIME Magazine reported that Eastman told Trump that the scheme was illegal.
Greg Jacob, Vice President Mike Pence’s counsel, recounted a White House meeting on Jan. 4, 2021, in which Eastman said told Trump that his plan to thwart the counting of the Electoral College violated federal statute.
“I believe he did on the 4th,” Jacob said in response to a question from the panel.
Such an admission was consistent with the testimony of other witnesses present at Thursday’s hearing, the committee’s third this month. Multiple former White House aides testified, either in person or in taped deposition, that the plan proposed by Eastman, the chief architect of the effort to block Joe Biden’s election victory, was either illicit or certain to be struck down in the courts.
“Just like they knew the factual assertion was a Big Lie, the legal assertion was a big joke,” Rep. Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland, told TIME after the hearing.
“I’ve decided that I should be on the pardon list, if that is still in the works,” Eastman wrote to Trump’s personal attorney and confidant Rudy Guiliani, according to an email obtained by the Jan. 6 committee. Aguilar said Eastman did not get one. Trump publicly announced 143 pardons on the last night of his presidency. Eastman was not among them.