Daily Bread for 6.18.22: An Interview with the Former Judge Who Advised the Pence Team

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Saturday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 74. Sunrise is 5:16 AM and sunset 8:36 PM for 15h 20m 17s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 77.2% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1815, the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher defeat Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.

Before his testimony to the January 6th Congressional committee (statement, testimony), conservative former federal judge J. Michael Luttig spoke to Frontline. His interview with Frontline describes his thinking about the 2016 election, the Trump presidency, the 2020 presidential campaign, and the effort to prevent certification of the 2020 presidential results.

The interview offers a lengthy and detailed account of Luttig’s views.

The former federal judge J. Michael Luttig, who counseled then-Vice President Mike Pence’s team in the days before the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack, spoke to FRONTLINE ahead of his anticipated House Jan. 6 committee appearance.

“The plan was to overturn the election through the exploitation of what I’ve called the institutions of democracy and the instruments and instrumentalities of our democracy,” Luttig told FRONTLINE in a May 25, 2022, interview — his first for television.

Luttig served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1991 to 2006. Prior to his time on the bench, Luttig was assistant counsel to the president under Ronald Reagan and clerked for then-judge Antonin Scalia and for Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger. He also served as assistant attorney general in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice under George H.W. Bush.

After leaving government service in 2006, he entered the private sector, where he has worked for both Boeing and Coca-Cola. He is currently retired.

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