California State Bar seeks to revoke John Eastman’s legal license over Trump 2020 election lies
John Eastman, who led Trumpworld’s legal bid to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, could be stripped of his license to practice law after being charged with 11 charges stemming from his lies-fueled efforts Trump elections.
California State Bar Chief Attorney George Cardona announced the case against Mr Eastman on Thursday.
An 11-count complaint includes charges based on “allegations that Eastman engaged in a course of action to plan, promote, and assist then-President Trump in executing a strategy, unsupported by evidence.” facts or law, to nullify the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential elections by preventing the counting of certain states’ electoral votes”.
Essentially, it focuses on two areas of wrongdoing – statements containing lies about voter fraud and the veracity of the 2020 election results, as well as Mr Eastman’s role in the so-called ‘fake voters’ scheme. “. This plot involved concocting lists of Trump-supporting “voters” in states actually won by Joe Biden in hopes that state legislatures would pass resolutions calling for those Trump-supporting voters to be recognized in Washington when counting the ballots. electoral college votes and their subsequent votes. certification by Congress.
“Specific charges allege that Eastman made false and misleading statements regarding alleged voter fraud … which helped incite a mob to attack and rape the Capitol to intimidate then-Vice President Pence. and prevent the electoral count from continuing,” read the press release from Mr. Cardona’s office.
The state bar attorney went on to say that after figures including then-Attorney General William Barr made it clear that no evidence had been found indicating widespread voter fraud in 2020, Mr. Eastman’s continued dissemination of claims to the contrary was irresponsible and misguided.
Mr Eastman ‘knew, or was grossly negligent in not knowing, that there was no evidence upon which a reasonable lawyer would rely of electoral fraud or illegality which could have affected the outcome of the election, and that there was no evidence on which a reasonable attorney would rely that the election was ‘stolen’ by the Democratic Party,” the official filing reads. with the state bar.
The complaint went on to claim the “fake voters” scheme: “[N]A reasonable lawyer with expertise in constitutional or election law would have concluded that the vice president was legally authorized to take the actions proposed by the respondent” by Mr. Eastman and the rest of Donald Trump’s legal team.
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