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Lawyer who hatched a plan to throw the 2020 election to Trump pleads the 5th in Congress' Capitol riot probe

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

John Eastman appeared onstage with Rudy Giuliani at the pro-Trump rally that preceded the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Jim Bourg/Reuters
A Trump-aligned lawyer invoked his 5th Amendment rights in response to a Jan. 6 committee subpoena.
John Eastman's attorney sent a letter to the committee saying he "hereby asserts his Fifth Amendment right not to be a witness against himself."
Eastman is the second witness who took or plans to take the 5th Amendment related to the Capitol riot probe.
A lawyer and former Supreme Court clerk who advised former President Donald Trump will invoke his 5th...
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