John Eastman, Trump’s Attorney, Booked at Fulton County Jail
Eastman is one of 19 co-defendants, including Trump, facing charges in the Georgia 2020 election probe after a grand jury issued an indictment last week. Eastman faces nine counts that include racketeering, conspiracy to commit forgery and filing false documents.
Eastman masterminded the memo outlining the flawed legal theory that then-Vice President Mike Pence had the authority to reject key Electoral College votes while he presided over a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021, effectively overturning the election’s outcome.
Eastman is also facing a disbarment trial in California. The State Bar of California has argued that Eastman knew his plan to overturn the election was unconstitutional, and he proceeded anyway.
Eastman was the second co-defendant to surrender to the Fulton County Jail. Scott Hall, a Georgia bail bondsman charged with seven criminal counts, was the first. All of the co-defendants, including former President Donald Trump, have until August 25th to surrender at the Fulton County Jail.