The parade of defendants into Fulton County to be booked on charges of election interference and others has begun. Former President Donald Trump’s attorney, John Eastman, traveled to Atlanta and turned himself into authorities on Tuesday.
He was booked and then released on charges related to alleged actions concerning the 2020 presidential election.
Revealing a glimmer of much-needed loyalty to the former president, Eastman gave a brilliant response when asked if he believed the last presidential election was stolen. “Absolutely. No question in my mind.”
Eighteen other defendants, including Trump, were to turn themselves in after the Fulton County grand jury handed down multiple indictments. Bail bondsman Scott Hall also turned himself in on Tuesday and was released on bond.
Hall faces accusations in Coffee County, Georgia. The charges include two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit computer trespass, a single count of violating Georgia’s racketeering law, and four others.
He is accused of remaining in a secure area of the Coffee County election office during a voting systems security breach.
NEW: The Fulton Co. Sheriff’s Office late Tuesday night released booking photos of the first two defendants to surrender after being charged with conspiring to overturn the results of Georgia’s 2020 election: Atlanta bondsman Scott Hall & Trump campaign attorney John Eastman.… pic.twitter.com/vL3DvJyS4r
— Atlanta Journal-Constitution (@ajc) August 23, 2023
Eastman told reporters who will certainly be camped out for days that he intends to “vigorously contest” the indictment at every turn.
Speaking defiantly outside of the jail, the attorney declared, “I am confident that when the law is faithfully applied in this proceeding, all of my co-defendants and I will be fully vindicated.”
Eastman faces nine counts in Georgia. They include solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer and conspiracy to commit forgery. He was the author of a memo detailing the legal position that then-Vice President Mike Pence could decertify the presidential election on Jan. 6.
Anti-Trump forces are also targeting Eastman’s license to practice law in California.
Radical Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis joined other Democratic prosecutors last Monday when she announced charges against 19 defendants. She alleged the group conspired to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in the Peach State.
The target of course is Trump. He faces 13 counts in Georgia, marking his fourth indictment overall. For Democrats, the rest are collateral damage meant to be a stern warning for anyone supporting the former president.