Authorities Release Mugshots Of Trump Co-Defendants In Georgia Election Case


Authorities released the mug shots of conservative lawyer John Eastman and bail bondsman Scott Hall Tuesday evening after the two of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case turned themselves in at the Fulton County Jail earlier in the day.

Key Facts

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office shared Eastman and Hall’s mug shots after the two defendants were released on a $100,000 bond and $10,000 bond respectively.

Jail records showed that Eastman posted a $20,000 surety bond for the racketeering charge and $10,000 bonds for each of the other eight charges against him.

Hall posted a $4,000 surety bond for the racketeering charge and $1,000 bonds for each of the six other charges against him.

The release of the mug shots is in line with earlier comments made by the county’s Sheriff Patrick Labat that the high-profile defendants would receive no special treatment and have their mug shots taken.

Crucial Quote

In a statement issued earlier on Tuesday, Eastman said: “My legal team and I will vigorously contest every count of the indictment in which I am named…I am confident that, when the law is faithfully applied in this proceeding, all of my co-defendants and I will be fully vindicated.”

Key Background

Eastman penned the infamous memo that outlined a controversial legal strategy calling on former Vice President Mike Pence to reject single-handedly certified electors from swing states won by President Joe Biden. Eastman’s memo pushed the fringe theory that state legislatures should be able to assign a slate of alternate pro-Trump electors despite his loss in the vote count. Hall was among the Trump supporters who were caught on tape breaching electoral machines in Coffee County, Georgia in January 2021. Both are among 19 defendants—including Trump—indicted by a Fulton County grand jury for their alleged role in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.

What To Watch For

Trump has yet to comment on Eastman and Hall’s surrender, but the former president is set to turn himself in to authorities in Fulton County on Thursday where he is expected to have his first mug shot taken.

Further Reading

First Trump Co-Defendants Surrender In Georgia Election Case (Forbes)

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