Liberal Judge Recommends Disbarment For Former Trump Election Lawyer John Eastman

A California Bar Court judge recommended disbarment Wednesday for constitutional scholar John Eastman over his 2020 election advocacy for former President Donald Trump.

“In view of the circumstances surrounding Eastman’s misconduct and balancing the aggravation and mitigation, the court recommends Eastman be disbarred,” Judge Yvette Roland wrote in her decision.

Roland, a political donor to Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, DNC, ActBlue, and other Democrats, also recommended that Eastman be ordered to pay monetary sanctions to the State Bar of California Client Security Fund in the amount of $10,000.

Eastman will lose his ability to practice law within days, as the court’s decision involuntarily revokes his license.

His lawyer, Randall Miller, said they will go to the review court to have the decision reversed and if unsuccessful, will “keep moving up from there.”

“Dr. Eastman maintains that his handling of the legal issues he was asked to assess after the November 2020 election was based on reliable legal precedent, prior presidential elections, research of constitutional text, and extensive scholarly material,” Miller said. “They are ethically bound to be zealous advocates for their clients – a duty Dr. Eastman holds inviolate.”

The California State Bar filed eleven charges against Eastman in January 2023, accusing him of making false and misleading statements regarding election fraud, “including statements on January 6, 2021, at a rally in Washington, D.C., that contributed to provoking a crowd to assault and breach the Capitol to intimidate then-Vice President Pence and prevent the electoral count from proceeding.”

Eastman strongly disputed the allegations, arguing that his political speech was protected by the First Amendment. Miller said the case against Eastman “is part of a nationwide effort to use the bar discipline process to penalize attorneys who opposed the current administration in the last presidential election. Americans of both political parties should be troubled by this politicization of our nation’s state bars.”

Eastman is just one of many Trump attorneys and supporters to have faced charges in the wake of the rigged 2020 election. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyers Sidney Powell and Jenna Ellis have all faced disciplinary proceedings, as has Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official who supported Trump’s election integrity efforts within the department.

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton reacted to the decision to disbar Eastman with outrage on X, Wednesday night.

“The California attorney discipline process and recommendation of disbarment of my friend Dr. John Eastman make a mockery of the rule of law,”  Fitton wrote.  “I’ve reviewed the recommendation that John be disbarred and it reads as if it were written by a MSNBC host.”

Fitton continued: “The Regime’s new rules are that lawyers will be punished and disbarred for not agreeing with Left Democrat talking points on election disputes and constitutional law. Let’s hope the judiciary steps up and rejects this abuse of Eastman as the process thus far has unconscionably victimized him, undermines the rule of law and every American’s right to counsel.”

The Judicial Watch president noted that the same tactics are being deployed against Clark, who is also facing disbarment. A disciplinary hearing for Clark began Tuesday in Washington D.C.

“Similarly, Jeff Clark is being victimized this week by the politicized DC Bar for refusing to go along with a nakedly political effort by top DOJ and WH lawyers to undermine President Trump,” Fitton wrote.

Clark himself called the decision “A. National. Disgrace.”

The Biden regime’s ruthless lawfare campaign has financially devastated Giuliani, who filed for bankruptcy in December. Giuliani’s law license is currently suspended, and the Washington, DC, bar is working to have his law license permanently revoked.

Last week, former Trump White House aide Peter Navarro reported to a federal prison in Miami for a contempt of Congress conviction. Navarro was sentenced to four months in prison for his refusal to comply with a subpoena from the partisan House Select Committee on the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was also prosecuted and convicted over non-compliance with a January 6 committee subpoena. The trial judge his case has let Bannon delay serving his four-month prison sentence while his appeals play out.

Meanwhile, Kari Lake, who “lost” her race for governor of Arizona in the highly problematic 2022 midterm election to then-Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, is being sued by Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer, one of the election officials she accused of committing election fraud.

Earlier this month, the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee has launched an investigation into the Biden Department of Justice’s “selective treatment” of Blaze journalist Steve Baker and other January 6 defendants who have faced severe penalties for conduct that usually results in a slap on the wrist.

In a letter to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) argued that “the disparate treatment of disfavored groups violates the Department’s mission of equal justice under the law.”

Former President Donald Trump has been personally charged with 91 criminal offenses in four criminal cases related to his contestation of the 2020 election, alleged election interference in Georgia, alleged falsification of business records in New York, and alleged mishandling classified records after leaving the presidency.  Trump, who leads Joe Biden by five points nationally in the latest 2024 election poll, is the first former president in U.S. history to be criminally indicted by his political opponents.

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JANUARY 19: John Eastman sits in Fulton Superior Court in Atlanta during a hearing on January 19, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jason Getz-Pool/Getty Images)