Former Trump election attorney John Eastman has already been criminally indicted in Fulton County. He’s also separately been listed as a co-conspirator by Jack Smith, suggesting he’ll end up indicted on the federal level as well. In the meantime Eastman appealed to the Supreme Court, trying to keep his seized emails from being used against him.
Eastman lost that Supreme Court ruling today, with Clarence Thomas recusing instead of siding with him. No surprise. Corrupt political figures who are still in the game, like this Supreme Court majority, see people like Trump and his co-defendants as liabilities.
Besides, Eastman had no case. And as Trump himself keeps unwittingly reminding us, it’s difficult to win when you have no case. Even if a corrupt judge wants to bail you out, they may not be able to find even faulty grounds for doing so.
John Eastman just found out the hard way what we knew from day one: he’s going to prison and no one can save him. Now we’ll see if this ruling was indeed what Jack Smith was waiting for before going ahead with the federal indictments of Eastman and the other named co-conspirators. Tick tock.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report