California law enforcement officials have issued disciplinary action against conservative attorney John Eastman, who tried to overturn the 2020 election of Donald Trump. The state is about to remove Eastman, who was once the clerk of Judge Clarence Thomas.
The California State Bar said, “The Office of the Chief Trial Counsel (OCTC) intends to seek disqualification of Eastman in state court.” news release About filing.
The filing states, “Eastman planned, facilitated, and assisted then-President Trump in carrying out strategies not supported by fact or law to overturn the legitimate outcome of the 2020 presidential election. It includes 11 charges arising from the allegation that he was “participated in a series of acts.” Interfering with the counting of electoral votes in certain states. ”
They specifically cited Eastman’s “false and misleading remarks about alleged election fraud, including remarks made at a January 6, 2020 Washington, D.C. rally, against then-Vice President Pence. attacked crowds to intimidate the United States and helped break through the Capitol.” Prevents election counting from progressing. ”
They added, “Eastman is now facing multiple accusations of violating Section 6106 of the Business and Professionals Code by making false and misleading statements that constitute acts of ‘moral depravity, dishonesty, and corruption.’ are facing.”
“Nothing is more sacred to American democracy than free and fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power,” said George Cardona, Chief Justice of the California Bar Association. “For California attorneys, compliance with the United States and the California Constitution is the highest legal obligation. He claims to have facilitated attempts to overturn election results for the highest office in the country and must be held accountable.”
Eastman, who wrote two infamous “coup memos” to prevent a peaceful transition of power to 2020 winner, President Joe Biden, is the head of the conservative Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Law Studies. Director, Board and Senior Fellow.
Eastman has not been charged with any crime. This is a Notice of Complaint Filed and is an Allegation Only at this time.
Eastman was also referred to the DOJ for possible criminal charges by the January 6 Committee of the House of Representatives on two grounds. The first is based on suspicion of obstructing official procedures, and the second is a conspiracy to defraud the United States.
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