John Eastman asks judge to pause disbarment, citing $3 million in ‘legal fees’

Former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election campaign lawyer John Eastman asked a judge to pause his disbarment so he can maintain working as an attorney, citing “legal fees” he’s incurred for being indicted in a separate criminal case.

State Bar Court of California Judge Yvette Roland last week found Eastman culpable for 10 of the 11 disciplinary charges levied against him in a lengthy decision in which the California Supreme Court will issue a final verdict. Eastman contends that if her decision is not stayed, he will lose his ability to make a living at a time when his legal bills could rise to “$3 million or more before the matters have run their course.”

Attorney John Eastman, the architect of a legal strategy aimed at keeping former President Donald Trump in power, talks to reporters after a hearing
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