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The Jan. 6 committee dropping the hammer on Trump's coup strategist was worth the wait

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During Thursday’s Jan. 6 committee hearing, the panel discussed “constitutional scholar” John Eastman’s strategy to change the results of the 2020 presidential election, emphasizing that Eastman’s plan was blatantly unconstitutional. In fact, it was a political calculation on Eastman’s part (and subsequently Trump’s) that the Donald and other GOP operatives could overthrow our democracy if they could just get Vice President Mike Pence to go along. Say what you will about Vice President Mike Pence (which I’ve said here and there), but he didn’t choose to go along with a coup d’etat even though he was presented with the opportunity to do so many times in 2021.

The Jan. 6 committee heard from Pence’s legal counsel, who had frequent conversations with John Eastman and Trump’s........

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