The throughline was Trump’s attorney, John Eastman. Three days before the riot, Trump was presented with the idea of replacing acting attorney general Jeffrey Rosen with ally Jeffrey Clark. One of the first things Clark planned to do was send a letter that he had drafted to officials in Georgia. All of this was occurring as the president and his allies were following another path, one led by Trump’s attorney, Eastman. This plan only collapsed in the hours after the Capitol riot, when the properly submitted electors from each state were approved.
Source: Washington Post June 24, 2022 00:28 UTC