Trump-linked lawyer attempts to decertify 2020 election results in Wisconsin

The Washington Examiner reports that a lawyer with links to former President Donald Trump recently took part in a meeting during which was discussed the overturning of the results of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin. 

The lawyer is John Eastman. Following the 2020 presidential election, Eastman was the lawyer who wrote legal memos that put forth a plan for then-Vice President Mike Pence to change the results of the 2020 election by rejecting Electoral College electors.

Former President Trump and his allies, at the time, were pressuring Pence to do just this on Jan. 6 when, as vice president, he oversaw Congress’s certification of the Electoral College results.

Pence refused to do so, and argued that he lacked the necessary Constitutional authority.

“Reclaiming the electors”

ABC News reports that, in March, Eastman took part in a private, 2-hour meeting that was held in Wisconsin with Robin Vos, the leader of Wisconsin’s State Assembly.

The outlet added that the purpose of the meeting, according to its sources, was for Eastman and others to try to convince Vos “to decertify President Joe Biden’s win” by “reclaiming the electors” that were given to Biden.

After that, Eastman wants “either a do-over” or “a new slate of electors seated that would declare someone else the winner.”

Vos does not appear to be on board with the idea.

“I still believe that the Constitution and my oath that I took as an elected official does not allow me to decertify any election whether I want to or not,” he said, reiterating the position that he took following the 2020 presidential election.

Eastman v. Jan. 6 committee

Eastman has admitted to attending the private meeting. Still, he has refused to discuss it, saying, “by explicit request from Speaker Vos, that meeting was confidential, so I am not able to make any comment.”

The lawyer has been in a battle with the House committee that has been “investigating” the Capitol protests that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021.  The committee has subpoenaed him in an effort to obtain access to various documents.

Eastman has refused to comply arguing that the documents are protected by the attorney-client privilege. However, a California judge has recently ruled that Eastman has to hand over certain documents.

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