John Eastman and his memo were not alone, Trump attorney Jenna Ellis also devised a plan to steal Joe Biden’s presidency.
The memo, written by former President Donald Trump’s campaign attorney Jenna Ellis, is reported for the first time in Karl’s forthcoming book, “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show” – which demonstrates how Pence was under even more pressure than before. was known to overturn the outcome of the 2020 election.
Ellis set out in the memo a multi-step strategy: On January 6, the day Congress had to certifies the 2020 election results, Pence would return the election votes of six battlefield states that Trump falsely claimed he had won.
The memo said Pence would give the states a “19:00 eastern standard time on January 15” deadline to send back a new set of votes, according to Karl.
Then, Ellis wrote, if any state legislature missed that deadline, “no voter turnout can be opened and counted from that state.”
Trump lost and then spent his time trying to steal the presidency
The Ellis memo adds more context to why Trump wanted the mob that attacked the Capitol to get hold of Mike Pence. The whole scheme is built on the fact that Mike Pence rejected the election results.
If Pence does not play along, Trump cannot demand that the states cook the books to send back the results he wants by January 15, otherwise the election will be sent back to the states.
The timeline sharpens in focus. In the week before the 1/6 attack, Trump was desperate to pressure Pence to refuse to certify the election. The former president apparently believed that an attack on the Capitol would prevent the election from being certified and give him time to put his plan into action.
It was not just Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman who tried to overthrow the election. There were also Jenna Ellis and probably more lawyers who were willing to wheel democracy in order to keep Trump in power.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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