Former Donald Trump attorney faces the music for alleged election interference

Los Angeles, California - John Eastman, a former attorney for Donald Trump, may be disbarred from practicing law for his role in allegedly trying to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump's former attorney John Eastman (r.) is facing disbarment by the state bar in California for his role in attempting to subvert the 2020 elections.
Donald Trump's former attorney John Eastman (r.) is facing disbarment by the state bar in California for his role in attempting to subvert the 2020 elections.  © Collage: CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP & ALEX WONG / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

According to The Daily Beast, a disbarment hearing began Tuesday, which is looking into Eastman's involvement in a legal plot that sought to keep Trump in the White House.

State bar prosecutor Duncan Carling argued that Eastman participated in "increasingly desperate attempts to overturn the election," and he was "fully aware in real time that his plan was damaging the nation."

"Dr. Eastman sought at every turn to avoid every public test of his theory, and he privately confessed… that his theory had no chance of persuading the court," Carling added.

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Randal Miller, Eastman's attorney, says his client was acting within his First Amendment rights, stating, "Lawyers get to argue debatable issues, which is what Dr. Eastman did."

John Eastman has defended Donald Trump and his election fraud claims

Reuters reported that for over two years, Eastman legally defended his voter fraud claims, including filing an affidavit with Georgia courts that claimed thousands of people did not vote correctly.

Eastman is also accused of putting pressure on Vice President Mike Pence and his lawyer to overturn the results on January 6.

He is facing 11 disciplinary charges which may result in him being disbarred in the state of California.

Both Eastman and Trump are still waiting to find out if they will face criminal charges for what transpired on January 6.

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