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Trump Lawyer John Eastman Surrenders to Georgia Jail in 2020 Election Interference Case

HeadlineAug 23, 2023

Attorney John Eastman, a key figure in Donald Trump’s bid to overturn the 2020 presidential election, surrendered at the Fulton County Jail Tuesday. He is one of Trump’s 18 co-defendants charged in Georgia’s racketeering case. He spoke to reporters outside the jail, where he claimed he and Trump will be “fully vindicated.”

Reporter 1: “Do you regret attaching your name to the former president?”

John Eastman: “None whatsoever. The president calls and asks for representation, I think every citizen in my position should be willing to stand up for representation.”

Reporter 2: “Are you claiming immunity from prosecution?”

John Eastman: “I’m not answering that question.”

Trump has said he will surrender on Thursday. Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has asked a federal court to block his arrest in Georgia and transfer his case to federal court, claiming the charges stem from his position in the U.S. government.

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