Eastman sought White House pardon after Jan. 6

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2022
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Dr. John Eastman, the conservative legal scholar and ex-lawyer for former President Trump who championed the theory along with Trump that the vice president could unilaterally reject electors, sought a presidential pardon in the aftermath of Jan. 6.

Why it matters: The revelation came out in a hearing of the Jan. 6 select committee, where the panel sought to prove that Trump and those around him were fully aware of the illegality of their plans.

Driving the news: According to Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), who led the Thursday hearing, Eastman sent an email to...

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