Trump White House Attorney Warned John Eastman To Get A ‘Great F–ing Defense Lawyer’
The House select committee investigating last year’s January 6 Capitol attack released a video outlining Thursday’s upcoming hearings.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) announced the committee will lay out what they found regarding former President Donald Trump‘s effort on January 6 and in the days leading up to it to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to block the certification of President Joe Biden.
She then released a video clip from the committee’s interview with Trump White House attorney Eric Herschmann on a conversation he had with Trump lawyer John Eastman, who was the mastermind behind the plan to overturn the election.
“He [Eastman] started to ask me about something dealing with Georgia and preserving something, potentially, for appeal,” Herschmann said in the video. “And I said to him, ‘Are you out of your effing mind? Because I only want to hear two words coming out of your mouth for now on: ‘orderly transition.’ I said ‘I don’t want to hear any other effing words coming out of your mouth no matter what, other than ‘orderly transition.’ Repeat those words to me.”
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“Eventually he said ‘orderly transition.’ I said, ‘Good John. Now I’m gonna give you the best free legal advice you’re ever getting in your life. Get a great effing criminal defense lawyer. You’re gonna need it.’ And I hung up on him.”
The next hearing is scheduled for Thursday after being pushed back a day due to “technical difficulties” and wanting to give viewers “the time and space to digest” what they had seen and heard in the first two hearings.
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) June 14, 2022
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