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    From Elie Honig of CNN

    The two-page memo from John Eastman, disclosed in the new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, begins with a lie and then descends into madness.

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    Eastman is a lawyer who worked with former president Donald Trump's legal team to overthrow democracy and try to steal the 2020 election.

    First, the lie: "7 states have transmitted dual slates of Electors to the President of the Senate." What seven states? What "dual slates of electors"? How were they purportedly "transmitted" to the Senate? This is all, of course, nonsense. In fact, every single state certified one, and only one, slate of presidential electors based on the 2020 election results.

    The Eastman memo proceeds from this foundational lie to build a wild legal fantasy on top of it; in that respect, the memo is a perfect encapsulation of Trump's overarching strategy to steal the 2020 election. Eastman casually adopts as true a bold legal fiction that "[t]here is very solid legal authority, and historical precedent, for the view that the President of the Senate does the counting, including the resolution of disputed electoral votes ... and all the Members of Congress can do is watch." That's simply wrong as a matter of law and history. Thankfully, the President of the Senate, who was then-Vice President Mike Pence, recognized this, and refused to unilaterally override the votes cast by the disputed states.

    Eastman proceeds to lay out a strategy that is purposefully deceptive. He suggests Pence should announce the results in the states alphabetically, but should "defer decision" on Arizona and the other six states that Trump is trying to steal until the very end of the count.

    At that point, Eastman suggests, Pence should reject the vote counts from those seven states. Then, according to Eastman, comes the dramatic climax: "Pence then gavels Trump as re-elected."

    This suggestion is as wrong-headed as it is audacious. No person -- not the vice president or anybody else -- has the power to "gavel" anybody as the president of the United States. That's the stuff of dictatorship. Then again, that seems to be precisely what Eastman aims for in his memo.

    Eastman dismissively predicts "[h]owls, of course, from Democrats..." He's only partially correct here; no doubt, there would have been "howls" but likely from many conscientious Republicans and Democrats alike. Republican members of Congress, including Senators Mike Lee and Lindsey Graham -- both reliable Trump loyalists -- rightly ridiculed and rejected Eastman's proposed plan and other variations of it, according to Woodward and Costa, authors of Peril.

    Eastman closes the memo by noting that his plan should be enacted by Vice President Pence but, "Pence should do this without asking for permission -- either from a vote of a joint session or from the Court." That's a sure sign Eastman knows his scheme is outrageous and illegal. He proposes simply to ram it through and make the other side fight, after the fact, to undo the damage.

    Eastman now claims that his memo merely "explored all options that had been proposed." But that's revisionism. In the memo, Eastman doesn't merely "explore" or ruminate on theoretical or academic possibilities. He specifically argues that Pence "should" carry out the plan, as proposed, and he offers strategic advice on how to spring the scheme as a trap on unsuspecting members of Congress (by holding the seven states until last and by springing the plot first "without asking for permission").

    Eastman is, somehow, both a lawyer and a senior fellow at a research institute. He's also a disgrace to the profession. His memo is at once rife with falsehoods, childlike in its reasoning and deadly dangerous in its proposed application.

    Eastman needs to face consequences. State licensing authorities should review his fitness to practice law. Congress needs to demand answers, issuing a subpoena to compel Eastman to testify if necessary. And the Justice Department must, at a minimum, open a criminal investigation to determine whether Eastman's proposed actions constituted conspiracy to violate federal election laws.

    If nobody takes action, then Eastman will fade into memory as just another unhinged conspiracy theorist who proposed dangerous abuses of power to serve Trump's whims, and then walked away unscathed.

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