John Eastman, the attorney who falsely told Trump that Pence could block the certification of Biden's win, is out at Chapman University, the school has announced, saying they "reached an agreement pursuant to which he will retire from Chapman, effective immediately."
Eastman made multiple false claims about the election during the rally last week. He was also part of an Oval Office meeting the day before where they tried to convince Pence he could act, a pressure campaign that was sanctioned by Trump.
He's also known for pushing the birther conspiracy about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that was amplified by Trump.…

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