Donald Trump’s former attorney John Eastman surrendered at the Fulton County, Ga., jail Tuesday after he was indicted last week in connection with attempts to overturn the 2020 election in the the state.
Prosecutors alleged that Eastman orchestrated a scheme to have “alternate” slate of electors cast votes for Trump in Georgia and other states won by Joe Biden in case the former president was successful in any of his legal challenges there. When Trump lost all his court cases, Eastman then led the campaign to pressure then-Vice-President Mike Pence to overturn the results of the election in Congress on Jan. 6 2021.
Eastman has been charged with racketeering, criminal conspiracy and filing false documents.
“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.
Despite the charges, Eastman told reporters outside the Fulton County jail Tuesday he “absolutely” still believes that the 2020 election was stolen.