Trump Ally John Eastman Surrendering TODAY After Election Charges

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Multiple sources were reporting that John Eastman, the attorney who worked with Donald Trump after the last presidential election amid Trump’s desperate ploys to stay in power despite losing to Joe Biden, would surrender to authorities in Georgia on Tuesday after earlier criminal charges. Eastman was named in an indictment from Fulton County that outlines an allegedly criminal conspiracy targeting Georgia’s election results from 2020.

“John Eastman will surrender tomorrow (Tuesday) according to an email sent from his attorney Harvey Silvergate,” Atlanta reporter Faith Jessie said. “A court filing earlier suggested he may surrender Wednesday.” As an attorney, Eastman also continues facing disciplinary proceedings in California that may lead to his disbarment.

The surrender of defendants in the new case in which Eastman is named alongside Trump himself will formally keep the process moving towards an eventual trial. An earlier request from District Attorney Fani Willis, who is behind this case, would start the trial just before what’s known as Super Tuesday next year, a point in the presidential nominating process when many states hold their nominating contests on the same day. The day puts many convention delegates at stake and the viability of entire campaigns potentially in the balance.

Trump, though bond conditions have already been negotiated and publicized, has yet to make his own surrender, which is expected this week. Trump’s release conditions will have him under restrictions on making threatening comments, though actually enforcing these rules on Trump amid his characteristic antagonism will come next. He remains the front-runner in the GOP presidential primary, no matter his now four criminal cases. The first debate in that contest was scheduled for this week, but Trump was not expected to participate. None of the other contenders who will be appearing onstage have consistently come anywhere close to Trump in polling from the primary, which often has the former president past or very close to an outright majority.