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Trump’s Lawyers Saw Clarence Thomas as Key to Overturning 2020 Election

HeadlineNov 03, 2022

New emails shared with the House committee investigating the insurrection reveal Trump’s legal team saw Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as their “only chance” to help overturn Trump’s 2020 election loss. The former president’s lawyers wanted to orchestrate events so Thomas would be in a position to cast doubt on Georgia’s vote count before Congress proceeded to record electoral votes on January 6. The plan had the support of Trump lawyer John Eastman, who also warned Trump against lying about having evidence of voter fraud in Georgia. “I have no doubt that an aggressive DA or US Atty someplace will go after both the President and his lawyers once all the dust settles on this,” Eastman wrote. 

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