Democrats' Campaign To Disbar John Eastman Is Designed To Criminalize Republican Election Challenges

Article author: 
Shawn Fleetwood
Article publisher: 
The Federalist
Article date: 
25 October 2023
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

By making an example of Eastman, Democrats hope to discourage conservative attorneys from taking on future Republican-backed election challenges.

...  constitutional scholar John Eastman has once again found himself the target of Democrats’ crusade to weaponize the legal system against their political opponents.

Over the past several weeks, prosecutors representing the State Bar of California (SBC) have been working in state court to strip Eastman of his ability to practice law and, effectively, destroy his livelihood. In January, the SBC announced it was charging Eastman for advising former President Donald Trump over the latter’s legal challenges to the 2020 election results. This announcement came nearly a year after the agency revealed it had been investigating Eastman for potential “violation[s] of California law and ethics rules governing attorneys.”...

The SBC’s ongoing trial against Eastman is just one facet of Democrats’ weaponization of the legal system. In July 2022, an organization known as the 65 Project also filed a complaint with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking Eastman’s disbarment. Named after the 65 legal challenges filed by Trump and Republicans over the 2020 election results, the 65 Project was founded with the purpose of deterring “right-wing legal talent from signing on to any future GOP efforts to overturn elections.”...

A Rigged Trial

After his trial began in late June, Eastman soon discovered that he wouldn’t just be battling the prosecution to keep his law license but the judge overseeing his case as well...

At the end of the day, Democrats aren’t attempting to disbar Eastman because they believe his conduct following the 2020 election was illegal or unethical. They’re doing it to neuter Republicans’ willingness to lawfully contest controversial elections...


John Eastman’s bar trial exposes Democrats’ process-rigging ignominy, by Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker, 9 November 2023:

Three lawsuits attempting to bankrupt a constitutional scholar for giving the prior Republican president legal advice will cost him $3 to $3.5 million, John Eastman said Friday. Eastman was a target of Democrats’ illegal Jan. 6 Committee and has been harassed by the FBI and courts since assisting Donald Trump in 2020 constitutional litigation...

“When our founders pledged their lives and their fortunes and their sacred honors to create a government of a free people with free institutions, they put everything on the line,” he responded when Kelly asked how he and his wife are holding up. “And we are at a crossroads in our country on whether we’re going to go back to a tyrannical form of government where we are subjects, not free citizens, or whether we are going to fight like our forefathers fought and our foremothers fought, for liberty.”..

Eastman is primarily being targeted for his legal advice to Trump following the 2020 election. Mark Pulliam summarizes: “Eastman was the architect of a strategy to postpone the certification of electoral votes on January 6 pending a resolution of challenges in key states.”...

“We are living in George Orwell’s 1984: When the government says two plus two is five, you better not only repeat it but believe it or we’re going to destroy you,” he said.

Constitution Scholar John Eastman: Lawfare Punishing Me For Advising Trump Will Cost Me $3 Million, The Federalist, 27 November 2023.

Kamala Donor Judge Disbars John Eastman for Representing Trump - Corrupt California State Bar which protected corrupt lawyers, targeting Trump's lawyer, Front Page Magazine, 29 March 2024.

Suspended, De-Banked, But Not Sorry: John Eastman 'Tenfold' More Convinced of Illegalities in 2020, Epoch Times, 5 April 2024.

Renowned Attorney John Eastman Delivers Blistering Speech on Illegitimate 2020 President Election – John Describes Complete Breakdown of the Election Process Like No Other (FULL VIDEO), Gateway Pundit, 14 May 2024.