Ex-aide to former Vice President scathingly criticizes Mike Pence about “coup memo” lawyer John Eastman has become a key part of one group’s effort to push the California State Bar Association to investigate Eastman.

Greg Jacob harshly criticized Eastman in an op-ed he drafted in January, saying Eastman was part of a “cadre of outside lawyers who spun a web of lies and disinformation … for the purpose of pressuring the Vice President to betray his oath.” The nonpartisan U.S. Democracy Center this week used Jacob’s arguments in a letter sent to the bar association calling for an investigation of Eastman’s activities aimed at overturning the presidential election.

Jacob also lashed Rudy GiulianiA suspended lawyer who is currently practicing law in New York Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post published the op-ed late last month, although it was not yet published. Jacob also wrote that the “legal profession should dispassionately examine whether the attorneys involved should be disciplined for using their credentials to sell a stream of snake oil to the most powerful office in the world, wrapped in the guise of a lawyer’s advice.”

Eastman went to the White House with former President Donald TrumpHis chief of staff. Mark MeadowsIn the Oval Office outlined in memos how Pence could unilaterally throw out electoral votes to circumvent American voters’ choice for president and swing the election to Trump.

It 35-page Democracy Center letter including Jacob’s criticism also detailed several activities Eastman participated in that were recently revealed, including a massive video call in which he, Trump and Giuliani300 Republican legislators were urged to reject electoral votes.

Additionally, the report describes numerous closed-door meetings as well as public appearances where Eastman falsely stated that Pence had unidirectional power to overthrow the electoral process.

The Democracy Center sent Wednesday a letter updating the status of a complaint filed last month.

The Washington Post was informed by Jacob that as he and Pence were hunkered downEastman, who was sending an email to him informing him that he blamed Pence for violence caused by his refusal of to toss electoral votes, was seen at the Capitol Building as protesters threatened to hang the vice president.

“Lawyers have a solemn duty to serve as guardians of the rule of law, including upholding our constitutional democracy,” said Democracy Center Legal Director Christine P. Sun. “The more we learn about John Eastman’s actions leading into, and following Trump’s attempt to undermine the will of American voters, the more anti-democratic he appears. It’s paramount the Bar investigate these serious allegations.”

Eastman has been summoned to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan.6 attack.

The latest request for an application letter is available here investigation into Eastman’s activities here.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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