Recently indicted John Eastman is among those vouching for Clarence Thomas’ integrity


John Eastman, a Trump-allied attorney arraigned in connection with efforts to reverse the 2020 governmental election leads to Georgia, is amongst more than 100 of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ previous law clerks protecting Thomas’ stability in an open letter.

The undated letter, which seems in action to the fallout from a bombshell ProPublica short article about extravagant journeys taken by Thomas and moneyed by a billionaire GOP donor, calls Thomas’ character “unimpeachable.”

” Different courses led us to our year with Justice Thomas, and we have actually followed various courses because. Along the method, we all saw with our own eyes the very same thing: His stability is unimpeachable,” stated the letter, which Fox News initially reported Tuesday.

” Lately, the stories have actually questioned his stability and his principles for the pals he keeps,” the letter stated. “We are happy to have actually been his clerks and to stay his buddies, and we unquestionably turn down attacks on his stability, his character, or his principles.”

John Eastman in Los Angeles
John Eastman in Los Angeles on June 20. Jae C. Hong/ AP file

The letter bears the names of 112 individuals recognized as Thomas’ previous law clerks. Eastman clerked for Thomas throughout the Supreme Court term that began in 1996.

Reached for remark, Eastman lawyer Harvey Silverglate stated: “John Eastman was a law clerk for Justice Thomas. There is certainly a cordial relationship in between them.”

A representative for the Supreme Court did not instantly react to an ask for remark about the letter Tuesday night.

Other names on the letter are those of John Eisenberg, who was deputy counsel in the Trump White House and a leading attorney for the National Security Council, in addition to John Yoo, a Justice Department authorities throughout the George W. Bush administration who crafted the so-called abuse memos that empowered Bush to buy “improved interrogation” of terrorism suspects. Yoo revealed “severe issues about Mr. Trump’s usages of governmental power” in a New York Times op-ed soon after Trump took workplace.

The letter emerged days after Trump and his 18 co-defendants gave up in Georgia. Eastman, who is implicated of crafting a memo that incorrectly recommended that then-Vice President Mike Pence might reverse Joe Biden’s 2020 election triumph, consented to a $100,000 bond as part of his surrender.

Silverglate has actually argued that Eastman was offering legal recommendations and assistance to Trump while he was president and didn’t do anything incorrect.

Eastman likewise deals with disbarment procedures in California, where counsel for the state bar has actually asked a court to withdraw his law license in the state over his supposed participation in a plot to keep Trump in power after he lost the 2020 election.

Zoë Richards

Zoë Richards is the night politics press reporter for NBC News.

Lawrence Hurley

Lawrence Hurley covers the Supreme Court for NBC News.

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