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Friday, December 03, 2021

A lawyer and former Supreme Court clerk who advised former President Donald Trump will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot. John Eastman's lawyer Charles Burnham sent a letter to committee's chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, on Wednesday saying, "Dr. Eastman hereby asserts his Fifth Amendment right not to be a witness against himself in response to your subpoena." Bob Woodward and Robert Costa say in their book "Peril" that Eastman sent Sen. Mike Lee of Utah a memo on January 2 falsely claiming that "7 states have transmitted dual slates of electors to the President of the Senate," who at the time was Vice President Mike Pence.

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In the memo, Eastman laid out six steps he said Pence could take to throw the election to Trump. One of them involved him unilaterally declaring that because of "ongoing disputes" in the seven states, "there are no electors that can be deemed validly appointed in those States."

Eastman's assertion caught the lawmaker by surprise, the book says: "Lee was shocked. ... The possibility of alternate or dueling slates would be national news. Yet there had been no such news."

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"You see the mob takes the Fifth,". "If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"

~ Bunker Bitch ~

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-12-03 05:12 PM | Reply

Hold him in contempt, until he spills the beans.

#2 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-12-03 08:38 PM | Reply

"Dr. Eastman hereby asserts his Fifth Amendment right not to be a witness against himself in response to your subpoena."

Well there's always waterboarding.
That's reliable, according to people like Eastman.
Perhaps we could have an ally like Saudi Arabia do a bit of extraordinary rendition, so as to avoid those pesky Constitutional prohibitions on torture.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-12-03 10:40 PM | Reply

Well then he has just admitted guilt. Time to open an investigation by the DOJ and bring charges. Throw him in jail until the trial.

"Only guilty people plead the fifth." - Mango Lameo.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-12-06 08:17 AM | Reply

Guess who said all of these things about the fifth amendment.

"You see the mob takes the Fifth. If you're innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"
"When you have your staff taking the Fifth Amendment, taking the Fifth so they are not prosecuted, when you have the man that set up the illegal server taking the Fifth, I think it is disgraceful."
"Have you seen what's going on in front of congress? Fifth amendment. Fifth amendment. Fifth amendment. Fifth amendment. Horrible."

#5 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-12-06 10:57 AM | Reply

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