Preliminary Ruling Finds Eastman Guilty in California Bar Trial



A California judge has preliminarily found attorney John Eastman in breach of professional ethics for his role in efforts to overturn the 2020 election in favor of Donald Trump. The ruling is part of Eastman’s disbarment proceedings, which focus on his actions leading up to the January 6th Capitol attack, including plans to reject electoral counts from key states and memos outlining other options for overturning the election results. California state bar officials are preparing to present further evidence to support their call for Eastman to lose his law license.

A California judge’s preliminary finding suggests attorney John Eastman violated professional ethics through actions assisting Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

This finding forms part of Eastman’s ongoing disbarment proceedings, specifically examining his actions related to the January 6th Capitol attack, his strategy to impede Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, and his proposition for overthrowing the 2020 election results.


California bar officials are set to present more evidence supporting their call for Eastman’s disbarment.

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