A Federal Judge just laid down the body blow on Eastman's defense. He released a trove of emails that Eastman and his defense were trying to keep from being released to the Jan 6 commission.
However in doing so, he made explanations for why these emails were released.. Amongst them were the below quotes.
Wonder what Garland is going to do now. He has just been tasked with taking on a former president, as per Judge Carter,
https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/28/politics ... index.html
"Based on the evidence, the Court finds it more likely than not that President Trump corruptly attempted to obstruct the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021," Judge David Carter wrote Monday.
"The illegality of the plan was obvious," Carter wrote. "Our nation was founded on the peaceful transition of power, epitomized by George Washington laying down his sword to make way for democratic elections. Ignoring this history, President Trump vigorously campaigned for the Vice President to single-handedly determine the results of the 2020 election ... Every American -- and certainly the President of the United States -- knows that in a democracy, leaders are elected, not installed."
n his order, Carter made an unusually bold statement wishing for accountability so that history does not repeat itself.
"If the country does not commit to investigating and pursuing accountability for those responsible, the Court fears January 6 will repeat itself," the judge wrote.
While Carter agreed with the House's argument that Eastman and Trump shouldn't be able to keep secret emails that show them trying to plan a crime, the judge decided many of the emails should be released to the House for other reasons, in a resounding loss for Eastman and Trump.
"Dr. Eastman and President Trump launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history. Their campaign was not confined to the ivory tower -- it was a coup in search of a legal theory. The plan spurred violent attacks on the seat of our nation's government, led to the deaths of several law enforcement officers, and deepened public distrust in our political process."