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huffpost – Chapman University law professor retires after bogus Trump rally fraud claim

A law professor is at Chapman University after he threw out baseless conspiracy theories at a rally in Washington on the day of the Capitol riot last week alongside Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

John Eastman, who told supporters of President Donald Trump that the “secret files” of the Georgian counting machines had reversed the victories of Trump and the two Republican state senators, will immediately drop out of school in Orange, California , reported the Los Angeles Times.

Chapman president Daniele Struppa, who pushed back pressure from faculty to fire Eastman, instead struck a deal allowing for his sudden retirement.

“After discussions over the past week, Dr. John Eastman and Chapman University have reached an agreement whereby he will retire from Chapman, effective immediately,” Struppa said in a statement. “Dr. Eastman’s departure closes this difficult chapter for Chapman and provides the most immediate and safest path for the Chapman community and Dr. Eastman. Chapman and Dr Eastman have agreed not to engage in legal action of any kind, including any defamation claims that may currently exist, as the two sides move forward.

Eastman appeared at Trump’s Jan. 6 rally outside the White House alongside Giuliani, who called for a ‘trial by fight’ before extremists storm the Capitol, shocking the world and leading to Trump’s impeachment .

At a White House meeting a day earlier, Eastman joined Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, according to the New York Times, unsuccessfully claiming the vice president had the power to annul the election.

Reuters reported on Wednesday that Trump was considering Eastman, a staunch supporter, to represent him in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial.

“If the President of the United States asked me to consider helping him, I would definitely think about it,” Eastman said.

Jim Bourg / Reuters

Chapman University law professor John Eastman next to Rudy Giuliani gestures as he addresses Trump supporters in Washington on January 6.


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