Trump Lawyer Surrenders To Police

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Conservative lawyer John Eastman who had been one of the co-defendants pushing for former President Donald Trump to remain in power after losing the 2020 presidential election surrendered himself to authorities in Fulton County, Georgia following his indictment.

Eastman along with 18 others, including former President Donald Trump have been charged on various charges related to their attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state. Following his indictment, Fulton County Jail booked Eastman and then released him. He is now expected to be arraigned and face the judge on the racketeering charges that were brought against him last week.

Eastman who is Chapman University Law School’s former dean, and had been one of Trump’s close advisers before the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack where a mob of Trump supporters attempted to stop the certification of the election, wrote a memo in which he described the steps that Vice President Mike Pence could have taken to interfere with the certification of the election. The steps outlined by Eastman would have allowed Trump to remain in office.

As part of the indictment, Eastman and others are being charged with attempting to place “alternate” electors that would falsely claim that Trump had been the one to win Georgia. The indictment further notes that Eastman had placed pressure on Pence to reject the certification of the votes.

Eastman’s legal team has argued that the actions in the indictment are all political rather than criminal.

Eastman could also be disbarred in California over his attempts to interfere with the 2020 election.

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