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Eastman Attorney Rejects Potential Jan. 6 Plea Deal

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A lawyer for John Eastman rejected the prospect of accepting a potential plea deal from the Justice Department special counsel’s investigation into attempts to overturn the 2020 election.

Eastman’s lawyer, Harvey Silvergate, confirmed to The Hill that his client is one of the unnamed co-conspirators mentioned in Tuesday’s indictment of Trump. (RELATED: Trump Served Third Criminal Indictment)

In a statement, Silverglate said Eastman has not and will not be engaged in plea bargaining in the case with state or federal prosecutors.

“With respect to questions as to whether Dr. Eastman is involved in plea bargaining, the answer is no,” the statement read. “But if he were invited to plea bargain with either state or federal prosecutors, he would decline. The fact is, if Dr. Eastman is indicted, he will go to trial. If convicted, he will appeal. The Eastman legal team is confident of its legal position in this matter.”

The statement also said the recent indictment relies on a “misleading presentation of the record to contrive criminal charges against Presidential candidate Trump and to cast ominous aspersions on his close advisors.” It further states that Pence is on the record casting doubts on the validity of the 2020 election himself.

“For example, the uninitiated reader of the indictment would have no idea that former Vice President Pence is on record stating that in the 2020 election there were ‘significant allegations of voting irregularities and numerous instances of officials setting aside state election law,’” the statement continues. “This is but one example of the indictment’s false presentation of the record; countless more will be revealed in time.”


  1. Thank you Mr. Eastman, for upholding your oath of office! Every lawyer, upon admission to a State Bar, must swear to “defend and uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States, and of the State of [admission].” Given the blatant violations of the First Amendment that this indictment represents, the only ethical course for a lawyer charged by it would be to fight it all the way. Given the makeup of the Washington, DC jury pool (97% communist, just ask John Durham), the only effective strategy is to make the best record one can for an appeal.

  2. You’re a true Patriot. God Bless you Attorney Eastman! Thank you for doing the right thing.
    With Much Aloha,
    Trudy Williams


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