John Eastman, Trump Co-Conspirator No. 2, Architect of Plans for Fake Electors and Delay of Election Certification


“John. C. Eastman, a key legal architect of the effort to keep Mr. Trump in power using bogus slates of Trump electors in swing states won by Joseph R. Biden Jr.”  John Eastman drafted the memo laying out a plan for then-Vice President Mike Pence to buck his ceremonial duty to certify the election results.

The convergence of someone who took part in the legal attempts to keep Mr. Trump in power with those who were central to bringing the force of a crowd to bear as Congress was certifying the election results was a powerful reminder of how many mysteries remain where Jan. 6 is concerned. But Mr. Chesebro hinted at those connections in an email exchange with John Eastman . . . . In late December 2020, the two lawyers discussed how to get a case before the Supreme Court. Mr. Chesebro told Mr. Eastman as they discussed filing a legal action that in terms of the highest court, the “odds of action before Jan. 6 will become more favorable if the justices start to fear that there will be ‘wild’ chaos on Jan. 6 unless they rule by then, either way.”