Attorney John Eastman surrendered himself to the Fulton County jail on Tuesday, according to records. This action occurred after he, along with former President Donald Trump and 17 others, was indicted last week for their alleged involvement in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
In response to the indictment, Eastman expressed his belief that it should never have been filed. He argues that it unfairly targets attorneys for their zealous representation of their clients.
The charges against Eastman stem from his alleged advice to Trump before he left office. He reportedly advised the then-Vice President, Mike Pence, that he had the authority to reject electors from states where President Joe Biden claimed victory. Furthermore, Eastman suggested that Pence should replace the elected electors with those who would support Trump.
The indictment against Eastman includes 10 charges related to his alleged attempts to overturn the election in Georgia. These charges range from racketeering to conspiracy to commit forgery, according to available records.
To secure his release from custody, Eastman agreed to post a bond of $100,000 on Monday. Another co-defendant, Scott Hall, an Atlanta-based bail bondsman, also turned himself in on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in a separate development, former President Donald Trump announced his intention to surrender to Georgia authorities on Thursday.