Ex-Trump Lawyer's Desperate Plea: John Eastman Appeals To Right-Wing Christian Groups For Financial Aid

In the wake of his legal troubles, former Donald Trump campaign lawyer John Eastman is seeking financial support from right-wing Christian groups.

What Happened: Eastman, currently facing criminal charges in Georgia and potential disbarment in California for his alleged involvement in the 2020 election coup plot, is now appealing to Christian nationalists for financial aid, reported MSNBC.

Eastman, also an unindicted co-conspirator in the federal Jan. 6 case against Trump, has been presenting himself as a Christian nationalist hero to attract donations from the most religious supporters of the MAGA movement. He recently appeared at an event held by the Salt and Light Council, a Christian nationalist organization, where he made self-aggrandizing remarks about his role in the battle against “tyranny.”

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During the event, Eastman promoted his page on the Christian crowdfunding site GiveSendGo, where he has already received over $630,000 for his legal defense fund. He stated that he is currently “about a million in the hole beyond that” and anticipates his total legal costs to be between $3 million and $3.5 million, the report added.

GiveSendGo is a crowdfunding platform popular among right-wing extremists and Eastman, one of the most prominent figures on the site, is using it to solicit donations in the name of Jesus.

Why It Matters: Eastman’s financial struggles are a direct result of his involvement in the 2020 election coup plot. In June 2023, he faced a disbarment effort in Los Angeles for his role in devising strategies to keep former President Trump in power after the 2020 election. Eastman was expected to testify before the State Bar of California in a proceeding that could potentially result in him losing his license to practice law in the state. This legal fallout has now led to Eastman’s current financial predicament.

Eastman’s situation is indicative of the financial and legal troubles faced by several of Trump’s associates who were involved in the election coup plot, including Rudy Giuliani and Kenneth Chesebro. The former president himself is currently dealing with legal challenges on both federal and state levels, across different places like New York City, Washington, Atlanta, Florida, and Georgia. Despite the allegations, he continues to assert his innocence, describing the cases as a “witch hunt.”

According to Real Clear Politics, at the national level, Trump held 46.7% support among voters, While Biden trailed with 44.7% support.

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