Consultants Mock Trump for Solely Being In a position to Get a ‘Disgraced White Supremacist’ Lawyer for ‘Loopy’ SCOTUS Case

Legal experts have a big day with the recent Supreme Court lawsuit filed by 17 red states. They are trying to overturn the elections by literally disenfranchising millions and millions of US citizens.

The case is unfounded, legal experts say, but what is perhaps even more embarrassing and ridiculous is that President Donald Trump is trying to join the case. To do this, he has to file an application with the Supreme Court, which he has just done.

It appears that the only lawyer Trump has been able to convince to file his motion is a “shamed white supremacist” who “believes Kamala Harris and Marco Rubio are not US citizens”.

That attorney is John Eastman, a law professor at Chapman University School of Law.

If the name sounds familiar, it should. Eastman is also the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the right-wing anti-LGBTQ organization that has spent millions of dollars in dark money banning same-sex couples from marrying.

Here is Slate’s legal expert Mark Joseph Stern, who predicts Trump “has already lost”.

If you’re the president and the only attorney willing to sign his name on your SCOTUS application, a shamed white supremacist is … you’ve already lost.

– Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) December 9, 2020

UC Irvine Professor of Law and Political Science Rick Hasen, who is also an electoral law expert:

I was wondering who could get the Trump campaign to file a motion to intervene in the fake lawsuit in Texas. A top-notch election / appointment company? No, John Eastman, the Chapman professor who believes Kamala Harris and Marco Rubio are not US citizens

– Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) December 9, 2020

Incidentally, the claims that Eastman was a white supremacist came from a newsweek he wrote that was so offensive that its editors had to attach an apology, which in part read:

This opinion is used by some as a tool to perpetuate racism and xenophobia. We apologize. John Eastman’s paper was intended to examine a minority legal argument about the definition of who is a “naturally born citizen” in the United States. But for many readers, the essay inevitably conveyed the ugly message that Senator Kamala Harris, a woman of color and an immigrant child, was somehow not really American.

Adam Klasfeld, Senior Investigative Reporter & Editor of Law & Crime, weighs:

Trump’s attorney in the letter is John C. Eastman, who wrote the infamous editorial on Kamala Harris’ eligibility to vote, widely condemned as obstetrics.

– Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) December 9, 2020

National Security Attorney Bradley Moss:

In the truest sense of the word, not how it works.

– Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) December 9, 2020

Sean Hecht, a professor at the UCLA School of Law, points to a lie in Eastman’s file – a Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday:

There is a misrepresentation of the facts on the first page of the pleading (an intangible one, but one that Eastman apparently considers essential)!

– Sean Hecht (@seanhecht) December 9, 2020

It appears that Eastman didn’t even write the application he submitted. He is charged with filing a motion from the author of the original pleading, which the Supreme Court will definitely not appreciate:

So the John Eastman letter for Trump was written by the guy who wrote the letter from Texas that the Eastman letter endorses?
Oh my.
The Supreme Court will not appreciate sock puppets, especially in a case with these stakes.

– Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) December 9, 2020

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