"The Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank that ex-Trump legal adviser John Eastman works for as a senior fellow, on Monday defended Eastman’s memo to then-President Donald Trump ...
"and then-Vice President Mike Pence that laid out how the latter could hijack the 2020 election certification process to keep Trump in power.
"The organization released a statement that spun Eastman’s memo, which blatantly sought to help Trump subvert the election, as mere 'legal advice' that has 'since been maliciously misrepresented and distorted by major media outlets.'
"The statement attempted to whitewash Eastman’s actions by presenting two points that give a misleading narrative of the lawyer’s memo." talkingpointsmemo.com/news/john-east…

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