Prosecution requested for attorney urging Pence to toss election

A lawyer who urged then Vice President Mike Pence, a Columbus native, to refuse to certify the 2020 presidential election results, is being referred to the Justice Department for possible prosecution.

The House January 6th select committee is recommending the Department of Justice investigate and possibly prosecute John Eastman, a lawyer advising former President Trump. The election law attorney’s referral was based on two counts including impeding an official government proceeding and conspiring to defraud the government.

Eastman wrote a memo that outlined a plan for Pence to to toss out the election results. The committee said Eastman was repeatedly warned before January 6th, 2021 that his plan was illegal.

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