Trump co-defendant Eastman agrees to $100,000 bond in Georgia election case

The Georgia indictment is only Eastman's latest legal battle.

Published: August 21, 2023 3:21pm

Attorney John Eastman has agreed to post a $100,000 bond in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's election probe, with a judge signing off on the arrangement Monday morning.

Eastman reached the agreement alongside co-defendant Scott Hall, who negotiated a $10,000 bond, The Hill reported. The pair are two of 18 co-defendants whom Willis indicted alongside former President Donald Trump as part of her investigation into his efforts to challenge the 2020 election results in the Peach State.

The deals require the pair not to communicate with the other defendants except through attorneys.

They are the first two to secure release conditions. Willis has granted the 19 indicted individuals until Aug. 25 to surrender themselves. Trump, for his part, has yet to face arraignment.

The Georgia indictment is only Eastman's latest legal battle. Ahead of his indictment, Eastman requested that a California judge delay his disbarment proceedings, arguing that he expected to face federal charges.

Special counsel Jack Smith has described six co-conspirators in his indictment of Trump, though their identities remain undisclosed. Speculation, however, has abounded that Eastman may rank among them.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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