Less than great news for the Lionel Hutz of Carl Schmitts:
Right-wing lawyer John Eastman, a key player in former President Donald Trump’s effort to cling on to power, on Thursday was reportedly found culpable of trying to overturn the 2020 election by a California State Bar court.
The preliminary ruling issued by State Bar Court Judge Yvette Roland on day 32 of the trial came after Eastman finished testifying and allowed the proceeding to move ahead to the next stage with other witnesses, according to Law.com.
While Roland’s move does not mean Eastman will be convicted, it suggests the former Trump attorney has reason to be concerned, the outlet said.
Eastman, who has vehemently denied the charges, reportedly continued to insist there were irregularities in the 2020 presidential race, even though there is no evidence to support his claims.
“I vehemently deny charges that I materially assisted in trying to steal a presidential election, and I was damned right to materially assist in trying to steal a presidential election”does not seem real promising as a defense strategy, but at least there’s a chance for SBF’s defense lawyers to get some more work.