OAN’s James Meyers
4:41 PM – Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Donald Trump’s attorney, John Eastman, turned himself into authorities on Tuesday and then was later released on charges of election interference in the state of Georgia during the 2020 presidential election.
Alongside Eastman, eighteen other defendants who were charged began turning themselves in as well.
On his way out of Fulton County Jail, Eastman spoke to reporters, saying that he plans to “vigorously contest every count of the indictment.”
“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 said outside of the jail.
Eastman’s decision follows after news broke out that the 45th President and 18 others were charged last week for their alleged involvement to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia.
However, Trump has continued to emphasize that his actions were not illegal and that the indictment against him is undoubtedly politically-motivated.
Eastman has been charged with nine counts, which includes two counts of conspiracy to commit forgery in the first degree. The attorney is also accused of allegedly soliciting public officers to unlawfully appoint Georgia presidential electors.
After being questioned by reporters if the 2020 presidential election was stolen, he responded, saying: “Absolutely, no question.”
Eastman’s bond was set on Monday for $100,000.
Trump and other defendants who have not turned themselves in reportedly have until Friday to voluntarily surrender to law enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia.
The former president is facing 13 counts in his fourth indictment, which includes three counts of solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer.
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