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Trump is confident
Former president Donald Trump after turning himself in to the Fulton County Jail in Georgia as one of the 18 co-defendants in the Georgia election tampering case involving the former president Donald Trump, attorney John Eastman spoke with reporters. He told reporters as he was being released from custody that he would firmly fight every accusation made against him.
Speaking to reporters outside the jail, he declared, “I am confident that when the law is applied honestly in this process, myself and all my co-defendants will be proven completely innocent.”
Furthermore, further bail was decided upon for other co-defendants when a bail of $200,000 was established for Trump in the Georgia election case.
Trump and 18 other people were charged by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis last week with participating in a massive plot to rig Georgia’s 2020 presidential election. The former president asserts that his acts weren’t illegal and that they were driven by political concerns.
Nine cases involving Eastman are being investigated, including two of first-degree forgery. He is listed as one of individuals who allegedly took part in a plan to exert pressure on elected officials to pick Georgia’s president’s electors illegally. To the topic of whether he still thinks the 2020 election was rigged, Eastman answered, “Absolutely, no question.”
Former counsel for Trump claimed that he is personally footing his legal bills and hasn’t spoken to the president about the allegations. In the State Bar Court of California, Eastman is currently addressing 11 disciplinary complaints relating to his attempts to invalidate the 2020 election results.
Judge Scott McCoy of the Fulton County Superior Court set a $100,000 bond for Eastman on Monday. Scott Hall, a co-defendant, made an appearance in court on Tuesday and was given a Judge McCoy released him on a $10,000 bond on Tuesday.
In the Georgia election case, Hall is charged with seven offenses, including two charges of conspiracy to commit election fraud. He is one of those implicated in the purported election fraud scheme in Coffee County.
Along with Eastman, all 19 defendants in the case are accused of breaking Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The deadline for Trump and the other defendants to voluntarily turn themselves in to Atlanta police is this Friday.
Trump announced on Monday night that he would turn himself in to Georgia authorities on Thursday since Judge McCoy had set his bond at $200,000.
In relation to his phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on January 2, 2021, in which he urged him to “find” enough votes to win the state, Trump is facing 13 counts, including three counts of soliciting public officials to break their oaths.
Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows submitted a notice of removal last week, and on Tuesday, David Shafer, the former chairman of the Georgia GOP and one of the claimed “fake electors” in Trump’s purportedly phony election narrative, did the same.
Shafer contends in his filing that he was accused of behavior related to his work as “an officer of the United States” during a “extraordinary presidential election.” Shafer, according to the document, was working “under the direction of the President and other federal officials” when he was accused of doing things that “stemmed from his service as a candidate for President of the United States.”