The Eastman memo claim was based on nothing more than the notion that the legitimacy of the election continued to be 'disputed' in some unexplained fashion. That conclusion was thoroughly wrong — and Mr. Eastman knew it or was willfully blind. — States United Democracy Center
The Eastman memo claim was based on nothing more than the notion that the legitimacy of the election continued to be 'disputed' in some unexplained fashion. That conclusion was thoroughly wrong — and Mr. Eastman knew it or was willfully blind. — States United Democracy Center

As the discipline and sanctions already meted out to other Trump attorneys demonstrate, a lawyer representing a politician and dealing directly with courts and third persons is not free to ignore reality. — States United Democracy Center
As the discipline and sanctions already meted out to other Trump attorneys demonstrate, a lawyer representing a politician and dealing directly with courts and third persons is not free to ignore reality. — States United Democracy Center

Bipartisan group urges California bar to open investigation into pro-Trump lawyer who tried to convince Pence to overturn election
In a letter sent Monday by more than two dozen people -- including a former president of the State Bar of California, two former federal judges and a host of other former state officials and experts from across the US -- to George Cardona, who oversees disciplinary matters for the SBC, the group said that "serious evidence of professional misconduct" by pro-Trump attorney John Eastman should be investigated.

"The available evidence supports a strong case that the State Bar should investigate whether, in the course of representing Mr. Trump, Mr. Eastman violated his ethical obligations as an attorney by filing frivolous claims, making false statements, and engaging in deceptive conduct," the letter states.

The Eastman memo laid out a six-step plan for Pence to overturn the election for Trump, which included throwing out the results in seven states because they allegedly had competing electors. In fact, no state had actually put forward an alternate slate of electors -- there were merely Trump allies claiming without any authority to be electors.

The letter sent Monday to Cardona points to Eastman's memo, in addition to other actions taken by him, with the signatories saying that the document's "claim was based on nothing more than the notion that the legitimacy of the election continued to be 'disputed' in some unexplained fashion."

"That conclusion was thoroughly wrong -- and Mr. Eastman knew it or was willfully blind," they wrote.

... "Though much of Mr. Eastman's conduct involved speech on political subjects, it is not protected by the First Amendment. As the discipline and sanctions already meted out to other Trump attorneys demonstrate, a lawyer representing a politician and dealing directly with courts and third persons is not free to ignore reality. Instead, a lawyer must avoid speech that is intentionally false or deceptive," the letter states in part.
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