As one might expect, John Eastman found himself in an uncomfortable spot today as the man who was likely in the room as donald trump made his call to the Georgia Secretary of State, “I only need 11,700 votes, guys. Give me a break.”
That might not have been good legal advice, just judging by Eastman’s answers in front of the Georgia grand jury today.
After Joe Biden won the election, trump took several routes to try to overturn the election: he tried lawsuits, which failed; he tried pressuring state officials, which also failed; and he ultimately tried to get former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the results when the electoral votes were to be certified on Jan. 6, 2021.
That last plan was drafted in a memo by John Eastman.
A lawyer who had pushed to overturn the 2020 election loss of then-President donald trump invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions during an appearance Wednesday before a grand jury in Georgia, his attorneys said.
John Eastman also invoked protections under attorney-client privilege in refusing to answer at least some questions he was asked before the grand jury, which was convened as part of a criminal probe into the possibility of illegal interference in Georgia’s presidential election contest, his attorneys said.
As trump once famously said, "Only the mob takes the Fifth."
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