A Trump White Home lawyer derided election conspiracy theories by Donald Trump allies as “nuts” in videotape testimony performed at a listening to Monday by the Home choose committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.
Eric Herschmann, who defended Trump at his first impeachment trial, was appalled by schemes to overthrow the presidential election to maintain the previous president in workplace.
Hershmann notably lambasted the unimaginable situation of voting corruption pitched by long-time Trump henchman Rudy Giuliani and lawyer Sidney Powell. They concocted a complicated scheme that one way or the other had useless Venezuela dictator Hugo Chavez manipulating Dominion Voting System machines to have an effect on the vote in America.
“What they had been proposing, I assumed, was nuts — in principle was additionally fully nuts, proper?” Herschmann mentioned in his testimony as he shook his head.
“It was a mix of Italians, the Germans, various things that had been floating round as to who was concerned … Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelans. She has an affidavit from anyone who says they wrote a software program [program], and one thing with the Philippines — simply throughout their radar,” he added with disgust.
He additionally mentioned in one other clip: “The Dominion stuff, I never saw any evidence by any means to maintain these allegations.”
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) identified on the listening to that attorneys for Powell final yr wrote in a movement to dismiss a $1.3 billion defamation suit filed by Dominion towards her that “no reasonable person would conclude that the statements [about Dominion] had been actually statements of truth.” The suit is ongoing.
“Are you out of your effing thoughts?” Herschmann mentioned he confronted the lawyer the day after the riot. “I solely wish to hear two phrases popping out of your mouth any more: ‘Orderly transition,’” he added.
Herschmann additionally took a dig at Giuliani, noting that the one-time New York Metropolis main was “at this stage of his life in the identical capacity to handle issues at this degree — or not.”
The lawyer identified that one-time New York police commissioner Bernie Kerik, who was working with Giuliani, “mentioned they by no means proved the allegations they had been making.”