Former Trump attorney John Eastman stood by his false claims of election fraud even as he turned himself in to authorities at the Fulton County jail after he was indicted for attempting to overturn the results of the election in Georgia.
“Absolutely. No question. No question about it,” Eastman told NBC News when asked whether he still believes the 2020 election was stolen.
Eastman has been charged with racketeering, criminal conspiracy and filing false documents relating to his efforts to overturn the results of the election in Georgia. He surrendered to authorities Tuesday making him the first of 19 defendants in the case to do so. Eastman was released on a $100,000 bond.
“My legal team and I will vigorously contest every count of the indictment in which I am named, and also every count in which others are named, for which my knowledge of the relevant facts, law, and constitutional provisions may prove helpful,” Eastman said in a statement.
Former President Donald Trump was also indicted and plans to surrender Thursday.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis gave the defendants in the case until noon on August 25th to surrender voluntarily.