Without producing the proper paperwork, feds seized the cell phone of a high profile attorney, demanded he unlock it, then dove into his email inbox like one of those cliff-diving base jumpers. John Eastman was rousted by the Gestapo outside a New Mexico Restaurant on June 22, simply because he happens to be one of the lawyers who helped advise Donald Trump about some obscure provisions of election law. The ones which gave the former president a legal way to put the disputed results under a microscope of transparency, back on January 6, 2021.
Feds land on John Eastman
The second John Eastman and his wife came out the restaurant door after dinner the feds swooped in like vultures. It was basically a stickup. By waving the armed authority of the law around, they liberated his phone straight from a lawyer’s pocket.
They had a warrant, sort of. Paperwork the 62-year-old conservative filed with the court, in an attempt to get his property back, spelled out all the dirty details. Video backs him up.
The film footage shows the stickup, as feds stop Eastman and order his hands in the air. They claimed they were serving a search warrant. The lawyer asked to see it. The “executing officer refused.” He wanted Eastman’s phone. Eastman refused.
“Movant was frisked. Movant’s phone—an iPhone Pro 12—was seized.” Just like the Grateful Dead song, if you got a warrant, I guess you’re gonna come in. Even if they can’t produce the warrant, or the affidavit that’s supposed to be attached to it, either.
Eastman, the “movant,” was “forced to provide biometric data to open said phone. Movant was not provided a copy of the warrant until after his phone was seized, and even then, he was only given a copy of the search warrant but not the supporting affidavit referenced in it.”
The feds are acting more like banditos every day. “Warrant? We don’t need no steenking warrant.” When they say he “provided biometric data,” what they mean is that they held it in front of his face and let the built in facial recognition app do the rest.
Six federal investigators
It took a whole team of six feds to subdue the “right-wing lawyer.” They ambushed him when “he was exiting a restaurant after dinner with his wife and a friend.” Once they had his phone, they coerced him into unlocking it, too. They gloated as they described how agents “were able to get access to Mr Eastman’s email accounts on his iPhone 12 Pro.”
His dastardly crime is a career as professor of law at Chapman University in Orange County, California. Even worse, CNN snarls, he’s accused of being “inextricably involved” in President Trump’s “efforts to hold on to victory.”
The press likes to call the legal summaries on the subject prepared by Professor Eastman the “Coup Memos.” They’re based on his educated analysis of the Constitution’s 12th Amendment. The intent is believed by many scholars that the “Vice President was the ultimate arbiter in cases where there was disagreement over results, and could oversee the appointment of alternative pro-Trump electors from states where Biden had won.”
That’s an over-simplification but basically correct. Democrats don’t want to believe that because it gives them nightmares. That’s why they’re quietly working real hard to get that law changed. As soon as possible. The feds are going frantic trying to control the damage.
Eastman became a prime target of the feds on January 6, by being one of the speakers at that morning’s “Stop the Steal” rally. As he explained that fateful day, “all we are demanding of Vice President Pence is this afternoon at 1 p.m., he let the legislators of the state look into this so we get to the bottom of it, and the American people know whether we have control of the direction of our government, or not.”
He was right and the Globalists pulling all of Joe Biden’s puppet strings are still nervous about the loose end which hasn’t been properly tied off. It could lead to the unraveling of all the Deep State’s carefully plotted schemes.