Trump co-defendant John Eastman surrenders in Georgia 2020 election case
The big picture: Eastman, one of former President Trump's 18 co-defendants in the sprawling case, had until Friday at noon to surrender to authorities, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis had said.
- Eastman, a former Trump lawyer, agreed to a $100,000 bond on Monday, according to a consent order.
- He championed the legal theory that Trump used to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn 2020 election results.
- Eastman, who is at risk of disbarment in California over his 2020 election efforts, faces racketeering and conspiracy charges in the Georgia case.
What he's saying: "I am here today to surrender to an indictment that should never have been brought," Eastman said in a statement on Tuesday.
- "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," he said.
- "I am confident that, when the law is faithfully applied in this proceeding, all of my co-defendants and I will be fully vindicated."
What to watch: Trump indicated on Monday that he'll surrender to Fulton County authorities on Thursday.
- Scott Hall, a bail bondsman, on Tuesday became the first defendant in the case to turn himself in before the Aug. 25 deadline.
Editor's note: This story has been updated with new details throughout.