Legal Fallout for Trump Lawyers Involved in Trump’s Election Challenges

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The repercussions for Trump lawyers who aided Donald Trump’s endeavors to challenge the 2020 election are unfolding this week, with one former Trump attorney facing potential disbarment and another undergoing a disciplinary trial.

John Eastman, a conservative legal scholar, and Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official under Trump’s administration, are confronting significant developments in their attorney discipline cases in their respective jurisdictions.

These developments underscore the ongoing scrutiny by regulatory authorities on the actions of attorneys associated with Trump, even years after the 2020 election, with several facing the possibility of losing their licenses to practice law.

In addition to Eastman and Clark, three other lawyers involved in Trump’s legal efforts in 2020—Sidney Powell, Kenneth Chesebro, and Jenna Ellis—have pleaded guilty to criminal charges in Georgia, jeopardizing their legal licenses.

Meanwhile, Stefanie Lambert recently faced legal consequences for failing to appear in court in Michigan, and Rudy Giuliani is dealing with bankruptcy and suspension from practicing law.

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Moreover, Lawrence Joseph, Julia Haller, and Brandon Johnson, who worked in battleground states to support Trump’s claims of election fraud, are currently facing attorney disciplinary charges in Washington, DC.

The State Bar of California is set to deliver a verdict by Wednesday concerning Eastman, who orchestrated an attempt to halt the certification of the 2020 election results by Congress. Clark, on the other hand, is currently undergoing a professional ethics trial that commenced on Tuesday.

The trial, expected to last the week, is focused on Clark’s efforts to involve the Justice Department in bolstering Trump’s unfounded election fraud allegations. Testimonies revealed Clark’s persistence in pursuing baseless claims despite lacking evidence, as well as his unconventional direct communication with Trump, bypassing standard protocols between the White House and the DOJ.

Clark’s trial is taking place before a disciplinary committee, which may recommend disbarment—a fate similar to Giuliani’s after a comparable trial. Eastman’s case in California is nearing its conclusion, with a judge preliminarily finding him guilty of ethics violations. His fate will be determined by the California Supreme Court following the judge’s decision.