Trump lawyer offered six-point plan for Pence to overturn election: Woodward book
An attorney who worked with former President Trump’s legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and provided him with a six-step plan, according to a new book from journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
CNN, citing a memo initially obtained by the book’s authors, reported that attorney John Eastman first proposed the plan to Pence on Jan. 4 in the Oval Office with Trump. The memo called for throwing out the election results in seven states under the false claim that those states had used alternate electors.
The conservative lawyer also reportedly proposed that Pence could declare Trump the winner of the election after the votes were disposed of.
In the book “Peril,” which is being released on Tuesday, Woodward and Costa write that Eastman’s memo was sent to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), who served as one of Trump’s attorneys at the time, tried to convince Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that there was rampant fraud in the 2020 election.
Both Graham and Lee reportedly argued that the fraud claims had no merit.
“You might as well make your case to Queen Elizabeth II. Congress can’t do this. You’re wasting your time,” Lee told Trump’s lawyers, according to the book, CNN reported.
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