On the day Joe Biden was being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, one of Donald Trump’s lawyers behind the failed attempt to submit false slates of electors to the National Archives to be counted on January 6th was trying to raise money for another wild goose chase: to overturn the two 2021 Georgia Senate runoff elections won by Democrats, the New York Times reports.
Stunningly, John Eastman claimed that his plan to overturn the two January 5th elections–one won by Democrat Raphael Warnock over Republican Kelly Loeffler by 94,000 and the other victory by Democrat Jon Ossoff over Republican David Perdue by 55,000 votes–would help restore the reputations of those people involved in the January 6th plot.
“A lot of us have now staked our reputations on the claims of election fraud, and this would be a way to gather proof,” Eastman wrote in an email sent to Trump lawyer and frequent drag queen Rudy Giuliani and others, including people within the Trump campaign. “If we get proof of fraud on Jan. 5, it will likely also demonstrate the fraud on Nov. 3, thereby vindicating President Trump’s claims and serving as a strong bulwark against Senate impeachment trial.”
In the same email, Eastman implored Giuliani to help him collect more than a quarter million dollars in outstanding billing he had sent to Trump and which–spoiler alert!–Trump had not paid. Eastman had charged Trump $10,000 per day over an eight day period, including in the days prior to the January 6th attack when he met with Trump and others in the White House in an attempt to get Vice President Mike Pence to exert a non-existent power to stop the certification of the 2020 election.