John Eastman wants his trial in Fulton County, Georgia, and he wants it now. Or at least now-ish. Monday morning, Eastman’s lawyer asked Judge McAfee to split the remaining defendants into two groups to be tried “absent former President Trump.” Eastman claims, contrary to Fani Willis’ assessment of how long it will take her to present her case, that both trials would be complete in 2024. Willis has said that if a trial with all remaining defendants begins in August, it would still be ongoing in early 2025. She has also said that if there is more than one trial, she will have to put on all of the evidence to prove the RICO charge in each one—in other words, trials with a subset of the defendants won’t take any less time.
I've read all the motions and briefs in all of Trump's cases and it's remarkable how they are poorly written, consist of poorly researched issues, and contain citations to other cases that either do not apply or miss the actual results of the cited case. I guess when you don't pay your lawyers this is what you get. Eastman, an attorney, is also publicly complaining about his legal costs. I guess in his arrogance he never assumed that he'd have to hire lawyers to defend him (the same for Rudy), and that these lawyers are expensive.
"While Trump could pardon him to end any threat of federal charges, it would be unprecedented for a president to interfere in a state criminal case." Is there anything 'unprecedented' that the former guy has not tried and even successfully done? Let's just do everything to prevent tfg from becoming # 47
God, can't we just deal with all of them like the rabid skunks they are?
This soon to be disbarred California lawyer who was fired as the Dean of a second rate law school in California will lose this motion and will lose in trial if he does not plea first and cut a deal. A real sleaze bag to say the least.https://www.salon.com/2023/06/24/coup-memo-lawyer-may-face-disbarment--but-thats-the-least-of-john-eastmans-problems/.
Once again, Joyce, you call out the idiots who waste taxpayer dollars. Thank you for keeping all of us so well informed!
This seems to me like a reasonable man question. What could a reasonable man off the street expect to happen in court? And why should Eastman be treated any differently than a person off of the street?
I can’t wait until the judge slaps Eastman down. Apparently he will do anything he can to delay Trump’s trial including filing meritless bound to be rejected motions. And then he is so pompous that he refers to himself as “Dr. Eastman.” True, he has a doctorate, but his chosen career is in law. Lawyers are not referred to as “Doctor”. The man is insufferable!
"We’re in this together, Joyce"
Thank heaven for that, ma'am. You iron out the wrinkles, shed light where the weasels are, and 'splain without being condescending. I usually smile at you when you show up on MSNBC, except on days when things seem so FUBAR, all feels hopeless. Hard pressed to think of one person in trump's posse who isn't butt-deep in crime of one sort or another and/or sedition uber alles. Stephen Colbert and I are recovering from emergency appendectomies, so forgive us both if we're a tad cranky. Harrumph.
Thanks Joyce, Eastman is a clown but a dangerous clown.
Is this a test drive for delay tactics in other venues?
To Trump it seems like life or death to delay the trial(s) until after the election. Does that mean he thinks he’s going to win?
I don’t think he will win. Does he have something up his sleeve that will circumvent the normal election process? If so I want the to be ready for it
The roller coaster just never stops!
Every day in the Trump trials is another day at the circus.
As alway, thanks for the perfect summary of fact.
These clowns were nobody’s until trump resurrected them from the dirt. So they came from dirt and will always be dirty.
I think it would be GRAND if Judge McAfee split the defendants, leaving Trump by himself and the other toads by themselves, and follow that order with an order that Trump will be tried first. John "Fifth!" Eastman should be careful of what he wishes.