Legal Defense Fund

Campaign Created by: John Eastman
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The funds from this campaign will be received by John Eastman.

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Goal : $200,000

Raised : $163,760

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John Eastman served as President Trump's lawyer on several legal challenges arising out of the 2020 election, including President Trump's Motion to Intervene in the U.S. Supreme Court in Texas v. Pennsylvania et al., and Trump's own Petition in Trump v. Boockvar asking the Supreme Court to review three unconstitutional Pennsylvania Supreme Court decisions.  Dr. Eastman also advised the President about constitutional ways to prevent illegal conduct of the election from determining the results, and he spoke before the President at the Save America rally on January 6. 

For his efforts to ensure a free and fair election, he was "retired" from his tenured faculty position at Chapman University's law school, where he had previously served as Dean, and had his classes and speaking responsibilities cancelled at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he was serving as the Visiting Professor of Conservative Thought and Policy.  He has been targeted by hard core leftist activists who have filed a bar complaint against him, seeking to have him disbarred and thereby lose his source of income.  He has also been subpoenaed by the hyper-partisan January 6 Committee in the House of Representatives, which is targeting anyone involved in election integrity efforts as well as those engaged in freedom of speech and association to voice their objections to illegality in the conduct of the election.  Responding to both of these attacks has required Dr. Eastman to hire outside counsel, at significant cost to himself.

We, as Americans, need to push back against illegal conduct in elections.  Elections are the way we give our "consent" to government, and if they are not free and fair, We the People are no longer sovereign and we no longer have a government that derives its "just powers from the consent of the governed," as the Declaration of Independence promises.  The stakes for freedom are high, and Dr. Eastman asks for your support.  The funds raised will be used to pay for his legal team (responding to January 6 Committee and bar complaints, as well as bringing suits against the University of Colorado and others for violations of constitutional rights).

Important Links:
Ken Masugi, John Eastman, The Man Who Deserved To Win
American Greatness (Dec. 13, 2020)

John C. Eastman, Setting the Record Straight on the POTUS Ask
American Mind (Jan. 18, 2021)

John C. Eastman, Trying to Prevent Illegal Conduct From Deciding an Election Is Not Endorsing a 'Coup' American Greatness (Sept. 30, 2021)

Roger Kimball, Claremont Under Fire
American Greatness (Oct. 2, 2021)

James V. DeLong, Standing With John Eastman
American Thinker (Oct. 12, 2021)

John C. Eastman, Constitutional Statesmanship
Claremont Review of Books (Fall 2021)

Raheem J. Kassam, John Eastman's Lawyers Just Destroyed the Jan 6 Committee and Its 'Subpoenas', TheNationalPulse.com (Dec. 2, 2021)

Roger Kimball, John Eastman is right to resist the January 6 committee
The Spectator World (Dec. 2, 2021)

Mark Levin, Interview with John Eastman (Starts at 50:20)
IHeart Radio (Dec. 2, 2021)

Steve Bannon, Interview with John Eastman (Starts at 31:15)
Warroom.org (Dec. 2, 2021).

Tucker Carlson, Interview with John Eastman
Fox News (Dec. 6, 2021)
 

UPDATES

Update #6
December 23, 2021
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A number of you have suggested we increase the goal for this fund in order to deploy additional resources to go on offense -- perhaps defamation suits against those maliciousy spreading falsehoods, or putting together a podcast hosting discussions with top election experts, or even spiffing up my 6-week seminar on the Constitution that I did in Boulder last Spring to make it broadly available.  This all sounds good to me, so we've upped the goal to $200k to obtain additional resources for these purposes.  Again, thanks to all of you for the tremendous outpouring of support and prayers.  Fight on!  And have a wonderful Christmas, one and all.

Update #5
December 16, 2021
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Well, we made it.  We hit our goal of $150,000 in just over two weeks. Many thanks for all your support and prayers.
You can see the lawsuit we filed yesterday against the J6 Committee to block the subpoenaes issued for my private phone records, available here.  Several others have now filed similar suits, including former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, a group of rally supporters, and a reporter, all of whose private cell phone records have been subpoenaed.
We're also exploring other legal strategies to counter these unconstitutional attacks, not just against me but against a lot of other patriotic Americans who are being caught up in this dragnet, some without even knowing it.  I'll keep you posted, and we'll keep this Legal Defense Fund site active for now in case we need to raise additional funds for those additional purposes.  But for now, THANK YOU ALL, and my family and I hope you all have a blessed Christmas/holiday season.
John Eastman
 

Update #4
December 7, 2021
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My interview with Tucker Carlson on Monday evening, December 6, is now available
Tucker Carlson, Interview with John Eastman   Fox News (Dec. 6, 2021)

Update #3
December 7, 2021
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This is truly amazing.  We achieved our $100k goal in just 1 week.  Many thanks to everyone who supported this effort to help me push back against the unjust attacks.

A brand new challenge arose over the weekend as we learned that the telephone companies have all been issued subpoenas for the phone records and text message data from an unknown number of American citizens who have simply been exercising their First Amendment rights of speech and assembly and to petition the government for redress of grievances.  As I said on Tucker Carlson's show earlier this evening, what is going on is akin to the old  British practice of issuing "general warrants" which authorized British officers to simply rumage through the effects of American colonial subjects of the crown to see if they could find evidence of crime.  Our new nation adopted the 4th Amendment in large part to prevent that from ever happening in the United States, but Congress apparently doens't think the Fourth Amendment (or the First, or the Fifth, or the Sixth) applies to it.

In order to meet this new challenge, we hope to fight these subpoenas as well, not just on my behalf but on behalf of all the others whose private phone records are being sought.  So I've increased our fundraising goal here to add in the litigation costs of that new effort.  

With great appreciation for not just the financial support but for all the heartwarming prayers,

John Eastman

P.S.  Congrats to the "FedUp" donor who put us over the $100K top!
 

Update #2
December 6, 2021
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We surpassed the $60,000 mark over the weekend.  Many thanks for all the support!
 

Update #1 - Just went over the $50k mark - half way to the goal!
December 3, 2021
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Wow.  Thanks so much to all you you who have donated to support my legal defense fund and my efforts to ensure fair and free elections in a country where the First Amendment still has meaning.  We have hit $50k in just the few short days this site has been live -- half way to our goal.  And thanks, too, for the many prayers we received; they are heartwarming!

I've added a few new links to the bottom of the main page, and reprint them here:

Raheem J. Kassam, John Eastman's Lawyers Just Destroyed the Jan 6 Committee and Its 'Subpoenas', TheNationalPulse.com (Dec. 2, 2021)

Roger Kimball, John Eastman is right to resist the January 6 committee
The Spectator World (Dec. 2, 2021)

We also did interviews with Mark Levin and Steve Bannon, links below: 

Mark Levin, Interview with John Eastman (Starts at 50:20)
IHeart Radio (Dec. 2, 2021)

Steve Bannon, Interview with John Eastman (Starts at 31:15)
Warroom.org (Dec. 2, 2021).


If you have a moment, go back to the GiveSendGo.com/Eastman page and use the "share" button to invite your like-minded friends and family to support the effort as well.  And share on your twitter, parler, gettr, facebook, or other social media sites so that we can keep the momentum going.

Again, thank you all for your support and, as importantly, all the kind notes and prayers.  Knowing that there are so many people who understand the stakes and are willing to lend us their support gives us the courage to keep fighting for election integrity and for our great Constitution.

With deep gratitude,
John Eastman

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