Dr. John Eastman Fired from Chapman University After Speaking with Rudy Giuliani on Jan. 6 in DC — Former Students Speak Out in His Defense –UPDATE

On January 6th, Dr. John Eastman went on with Rudy Giuliani and spoke to over half a million patriots in Washington DC at the ‘Stop the Steal Rally.’

This was before President Trump spoke to the crowd.

And it was hours before radicals stormed the US Capitol over a mile away.

The crowd of several hundred thousand cheered Dr. Eastman and his remarks on election fraud.

Dr Eastman shared the following:

…The old way was to have a bunch of ballots sitting on a box on the floor and when you needed more you pulled them out in the dark of night.  They put those ballots in a secret folder in the machines, sitting there waiting until they know how many they needed… “

Dr. Eastman went on to share that the machine then matches the un-voted ballots with the un-voted voter and put them together in the machine.  Eastman concludes:

We saw it happen in real time last night and it happened on November 3rd as well.”

We reported that the election fraud was massive in the November 2020 election:

Captured in Real Time: That Moment in Virginia at 5:12 AM Where they Took 373,000 Votes Off the State Totals

After the riots at the US Capitol Dr. John Eastman was fired from his position as law professor at Chapman University.

According to a group of current and former law students Dr. Eastman was wrongly smeared and attacked for allegedly inciting violence at the US Capitol hours later.

Several acquaintances of Dr. Eastman are now speaking out defending their friend against the salacious accusations.

172 members of the Chapman Faculty , including administrators and Trustees, found out that the esteemed Chapman Law professor, Dr. John C. Eastman, spoke at the event on January 6 and supported President Trump’s calls for investigations into fraudulent handling of the Presidential Election. As a result, they issued this letter, which was published by the LA Times. ( https://sites.google.com/view/chapman-faculty/jan-6-incitement?authuser=0  ). Not happy with merely defaming Dr. Eastman, they began a pressure campaign to force Chapman University President Daniele Struppa to fire Eastman. Struppa issued multiple statements that maligned and defamed Dr. Eastman, and eventually forced him into retirement.
Myself and a group of current and former Chapman Law students have formed a coalition to defend Dr. Eastman’s legacy, and some of us have written a “rebuttal” to the 172 Chapman Faculty’s letter that sets the record straight. I would love to provide you with a copy of that as an Op-Ed submission. Or, in the alternative, I would love to provide you with all the information you might need in order to expose this travesty for what it is; a professional death sentence for the “crime” of supporting the Constitution.

There is now a group of Eastman defenders hoping to vindicate his service and his legacy.

Today they asked The Gateway Pundit to inform conservatives of the latest example of the vicious oppression in our society today that demands their attention.

UPDATE— Here is the rebuttal to the Chapman Faculty–

A Rebuttal to “Chapman Faculty”:
Why the “Eastman Controversy” is Far From Over.

By: Kyle W. Richardson, J.D.

It saddens me to have to write this letter in response to the false and malicious statements made against Dr. John C. Eastman by 172 individuals from the formerly prestigious Chapman University, and the subsequent assent to those statements made by its president, Daniele Struppa.

Since, most readers might believe the matter closed, it is incumbent upon me to assure your readers that the matter is far from resolved. In fact, things are about to get “spicy.”

Dr. Eastman was my Constitutional Law professor. His accomplishments are far too numerous to list here. He was a kind, respectful, and passionate professor who engaged every single student with unwavering commitment to their success in his class, and at the Law School in general. Because of his unflappable demeanor and good-nature, he demanded the utmost civility in his classroom.

Dr. Eastman was so kind and likable, in fact, that a very liberal professor of mine—who I shall refer to as “Professor King”—said recently, “Eastman was a friendly and pleasant faculty colleague. I disagreed with virtually everything he said […] But I liked him.”

How, then, could such an immensely affable man of such accomplishment be characterized as someone who “helped incite a riot”? You lie about him. Worse yet, how do you force the former Dean of Chapman Law to resign from his beloved school? You get a bunch of pathetic and unaccomplished liars to sign on to your lie. That is precisely what happened to Dr. Eastman.

The January 9, 2021, “Letter to the Editor” was written by those who have no grasp on reality, much less the law. This is made obvious by the fact that not a single professor from Chapman Law signed the frothing hit-piece. In fact, the worst thing done by anyone at Chapman Law was Dean Matthew Parlow’s cowardly lack of vociferous support for one of Chapman’s luminaries.
Here are the facts:

Dr. Eastman did not “lie” about “secret folders.” Being an accomplished lawyer, he knows not to make allegations without having evidentiary support. He made this statement with documentary and/or expert evidence.

There was no “angry crowd” which Dr. Eastman tried to “fire up.” Attendee of Dr. Eastman’s speech, Leia Montgomery, has video evidence that while the crowd watching Dr. Eastman cheered and such, they were entirely peaceful, friendly, and law-abiding.

“[C]onspiratorial claims of a stolen election were the basis of the insurrection…” There is absolutely zero evidence for this allegation! Moreover, it is a prima facie example of what we in legal business call “libel.” The imbeciles making this argument confuse proximity with causation; just because Dr. Eastman was in D.C. and spoke that day does not prove—in any way—that his speech was a cause of any lawlessness.

The claims regarding any “conspiracy of a stolen election” are not mere conspiracies. They are allegations, supported by admissible evidence, of wrongdoing in an election. These allegations are believed by 75% of registered Republicans, and a host of Republican lawmakers, lawyers, and government officials. These simpletons seem to think that because they don’t believe election fraud took place, that it didn’t.

Just because you disagree with someone, doesn’t mean they’re wrong. Just because you don’t like what someone says, doesn’t mean you get to shut them up. And when you disagree with someone’s activities, you do not have the right to force that person out of their profession/position.

Yet that is what happened. The “angry mob” at Chapman forced Dr. Eastman to retire. It is Chapman’s loss, as Dr. Eastman was responsible for much of the esteemed reputation of the law school he helped build. It is abhorrent that president Struppa and Dean Parlow sat by and refused to defend Dr. Eastman against an onslaught of lies. I am profoundly ashamed of them both.

As “Professor King” said, “We have to be able to do this—to accept as friends, colleagues and citizens, those we disagree with—if we have any hope for the future of this great nation.”

We will miss you Dr. Eastman, and we have only just begun our fight to defend your legacy.

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