A Trump White House lawyer dismissing election conspiracy theories as “insane” by Donald Trump aides is played out on Monday at a hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol In the testimony.
Eric Hershman, who defended Trump in his first impeachment trial, was puzzled by plans to overthrow the presidential election to keep the former president in office.
Hershman in particular lamented the unrelenting landscape of voting corruption by longtime Trump henchman Rudy Giuliani and lawyer Sidney Powell. He devised a delusional scheme to somehow manipulate the Dominion Voting System machines to influence the vote of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez in America.
“What they were proposing, I thought, was Mad — even in principle was completely Mad“Right?” Hershman said, nodding his testimony.
“It was a combination of Italians, Germans, various things floating around about who was involved… Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. He has an affidavit from someone that says they wrote a software [program]And something with the Philippines – just on their radar,” he added with disgust.
He also said in another clip: “Dominion stuff, I never saw any evidence to support those allegations.”
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) told the hearing that last year Powell’s attorneys wrote in a motion to dismiss the $1.3 billion defamation suit filed by Dominion against her that “no reasonable person can conclude.” will take out that statement [about Dominion] were actually statements of fact. “The trial is going on.
Hershman also destroyed an elaborate plan by “coup-memorandum” lawyer John Eastman to overturn the election.
“Are you out of your fickle mind?” Hershman said he confronted the lawyer the day after the rebellion. “I want to hear only two words from your mouth from now on: ‘Serialized transition,'” he said.
Hershman also took a dig at Giuliani, noting that the once New York City chief “was in the same ability to manage things at this stage of his life — or not.”
The lawyer pointed out that once New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerrick, who was working with Giuliani, said he never proved the charges they were making.