White House lawyer told Trump attorney John Eastman the day after the Capitol riot: 'Are you out of your effing mind?'

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White House lawyer told Trump attorney John Eastman the day after the Capitol riot: 'Are you out of your effing mind?'

From Business Insider by Brent D. Griffiths

Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann confronted John Eastman, a conservative lawyer who pushed Trump's election lies, the day after the Capitol riot, according to a taped deposition the January 6 committee released on Monday.

"I said to him, 'are you out of your effing mind,'" Herschmann told the committee about his conversation with Eastman. "'I only want to hear two words coming out of your mouth for now on: orderly transition.'"

Herschmann also told the committee that he found false claims made by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell to be "nuts."

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