With the Federalist Society deciding that John Eastman isn’t great for business, the Claremont Institute wishes to defend his honor with a bunch of lies that would be incredibly damning even if they were true:
Here’s the short (pictures) and longer (link) Eastman memos. They speak for themselves, despite Claremont’s transparent and bad-faith attempt to rewrite history:https://t.co/lQN57SEiUg pic.twitter.com/YJ6vUBnAlT— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) October 11, 2021
“I didn’t say Pence should declare Trump the winner although he lost, I said that Pence should use powers he doesn’t have to delay the process so that gerrymandered state legislatures can declare Trump the winner and House Republicans can ratify this conclusion, although he lost” would not be a defense to charges of attempted election theft even if it were true. But it’s not true — the memo specifically says that the President of the Senate has the power to count electoral votes (including disputed ones) and should exercise it.
The disturbing thing, of course, is that the Article II version of electoral theft Claremont considers respectable probably has five Supreme Court votes to support it is the 2024 election is close.