Former President Donald Trump’s Attorney Explains Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas The “key” to Trump’s plan to delay Congressional recognition of President Joe Biden’s victory through lawsuits after the 2020 election, according to an email recently submitted to a House Select Committee that investigated Jan. 6. When.
President Trump’s attorney Kenneth Chesebro said he wanted to frame things so that Thomas could issue a temporary order that would call into question the outcome of Georgia. In an email dated December 31, 2020, I wroteadded that a favorable order from Thomas is “the only chance” to keep Congress from counting Biden’s electoral votes from Georgia.
Another Trump attorney, John Eastman, responded to the email saying he agreed with the plan. In an email exchange with several other attorneys working on Trump’s legal team, they “provisionally” argued that Biden’s electoral votes from Georgia were invalid due to election fraud. We were discussing filing a lawsuit that I hope will lead to an order.
Chesebro wrote that having a case pending in the Supreme Court would be enough to prevent the Senate from counting Biden’s electors. Chesebro wrote, pointing out that Thomas was the justice assigned to deal with emergencies coming from the southeastern part of the country.
The email mentioning Thomas was first reported by. PoliticoThis is part of an email the House obtained from Eastman under court order and is the subject of a lawsuit before the Court of Appeals. It was available from the link in the court filings filed.
U.S. District Judge David O. Carter It became clear that Trump’s team was using the lawsuit not to obtain court relief, but to interfere in congressional proceedings, a potential threat in Trump’s efforts to reverse his election loss. Carter said last month that when he decided to release the emails to a House committee, some of the emails were accused of obstructing official proceedings. He said he provided evidence.
Chesebro wrote in one If the legal team can get their hands on a case pending in the Supreme Court by Jan. 5, “ideally it’s written in the affirmative by a judge or magistrate, preferably Thomas,” he said. By keeping the number of states in the newly available e-mail Congress. ”
In a separate email, Chesebro acknowledged that their plan was a roundabout way, with a “1%” chance of winning the Supreme Court case before congressional ratification on January 6.
But he wrote that “a lot can happen in the remaining 13 days,” and that multiple states’ election results are being reviewed in courts and state legislatures, noting that Congressional debate over the certification of results is a major concern. may increase the pressure to expand
Especially in Wisconsin, “the public may also flee,” Chesebro wrote, believing the election was likely “rigged.”
In an email 2 days later, Chesebro said it could be “important” to make Georgia “valid” in Supreme Court filings. Chesebro said that if the Georgia lawsuit is pending in the Supreme Court, Vice President Mike Pence will open one of the envelopes documenting the state’s electoral vote during the Jan. 6 proceedings. could be rejected.
Such a move by Pence would force the court to act on the petition, Chesebro said. This could lead to further delays and also put pressure on courts to act,” wrote Chesebro.
On Wednesday afternoon, House Attorney General Doug Letter told the Court of Appeals that Mr. Eastman is seeking assistance in recovering the eight emails.
According to newly available emails, Trump’s lawyers are very concerned that Trump has filed a signed statement in court alleging fraudulent election fraud and that he I was afraid that I would be charged with a crime.
Eastman raised the issue In an email dated December 31, 2020Trump’s attorneys had planned to file in federal court to challenge the election results. However, he and his attorneys knew that the data they were using in this case was misleading.
In a recent decision, Carter believes the exchange could be evidence of fraudulent planning after the 2020 election. The full text of the exchange is available now.
Addressing two other attorneys on Dec. 31, 2020, Eastman said, “The President signed that verification on Dec. 1, but several claims (and I found the evidence) to be inaccurate.” “It is not correct that he signs a new verification with that knowledge (and incorporation by reference). There is no doubt that both attorneys will be pursued.”
Eastman also wrote White House adviser and attorney Eric Hirschman said regarding the vote, “We are concerned that the president will sign verification if it contains certain numbers.” He was particularly concerned about figures suggesting felons, deaths and people on the move voted improperly, according to the email.
According to another Dec. 31 email from Eastman, Trump was scheduled to fly back to the White House to discuss signing the confirmation with Hershman as his attorneys were having discussions.
“We’re going to work with Eric beforehand to clear everything up,” Eastman wrote.
Afterwards, he and other private lawyers discussed changing the verification for Trump to sign. “A presidential trip to the UPS store?” wrote another attorney, Christopher Gardner.
Election attorneys Creta Mitchell and Alex Kaufman suggested using a notary public rather than Zoom in exchange for having Trump sign documents with the words “under penalty of perjury,” according to an email. .
This story has been updated with additional details.