John Eastman Responds to Disbarment Bid in California Court

Legal Battle Intensifies for Trump's Former Election Attorney

by Zain ul Abedin
John Eastman Responds to Disbarment Bid in California Court
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John Eastman, a prominent attorney and key figure in former President Donald Trump’s contentious efforts to contest the 2020 election results, has recently spoken out against the California State Bar Court’s recommendation for his disbarment.

The court, presided over by Judge Yvette Roland, cited "serious ethical violations" as the basis for its recommendation, highlighting Eastman’s false claims regarding then-Vice President Mike Pence's authority to alter the electoral vote count on January 6, 2021.

This development comes after a detailed 128-page decision by Judge Roland, which pointed to Eastman’s significant role in attempting to undermine the integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election results - a victory for Joe Biden.

Eastman, who has been a member of the California State Bar since 1997, was found guilty of 10 out of 11 disciplinary charges related to his actions post-election. Despite the gravity of these charges, Eastman remains defiant.

Speaking on “The Absolute Truth With Emerald Robinson,” a streaming program, he suggested that the case against him was unfounded, rooted in disagreements over the 2020 election’s outcome and constitutional interpretations yet to be resolved.

“If the law is faithfully followed, this case should have never been brought in the first place,” Eastman argued, emphasizing the unprecedented nature of the disciplinary action he faces.

Eastman's License Suspended

Judge Roland’s decision underscored the delicate balance attorneys must maintain between zealous advocacy for their clients and adherence to ethical and legal standards.

Her ruling stressed that Eastman’s conduct not only exceeded these bounds but also posed a threat to public trust in the legal system. Amidst this legal turmoil, Eastman’s license has been temporarily suspended, a move that he argues could severely impact his livelihood and ability to defend himself in related legal battles, including a significant case in Fulton County, Georgia, where he stands as a co-defendant alongside Trump.

Moreover, Eastman revealed that he had recently been subpoenaed for communications with Trump by U.S. Capitol Police officers suing the former president for injuries sustained during the January 6 insurrection. He views these legal challenges as strategic distractions intended to deplete his resources and hinder efforts to influence future elections favorably.