Former Trump attorney John Eastman appears before Fulton County grand jury
“Out of respect for grand jury secrecy we will not disclose the substance of the questions or testimony. We wish to thank the grand jurors for their service,” it adds.
The Atlanta-area special grand jury subpoenaed Eastman in July along with former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and a handful of the Trump campaign’s other former legal advisers, including Jenna Ellis, Cleta Mitchell and Kenneth Chesebro.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has been leading the investigation digging into Trump’s actions in Georgia. Several state officials have already been subpoenaed and appeared before the special grand jury.
Eastman testified before Georgia lawmakers in December 2020, during which “he advised lawmakers that they had both the lawful authority and a ‘duty’ to replace the Democratic Party’s slate of presidential electors,” and made unfounded claims of voter fraud, according to court filings.
Eastman’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election have also been the focus of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack and federal investigators.