Two of former President Donald Trump’s 18 co-defendants in the Fulton County indictment surrendered themselves to local authorities Tuesday.
Scott Hall, a bails bondsman, was the first to turn himself in, and was followed by lawyer John Eastman. Both were subsequently released on bond, records indicate.
Hall stands accused of wrongdoing in the Coffee County, Georgia, voting systems breach. He has been charged with seven counts, including two counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud, conspiracy to commit computer trespass, conspiracy to commit computer theft, conspiracy to commit computer invasion of privacy, and conspiracy to defraud Georgia, and one count of violating Georgia’s racketeering law.
His bond was set at $10,000, records show.
Hall allegedly remained in a restricted area with the Coffee County election office during the time of the voting system breach, according to the indictment.
At the time, allies of Trump were on the hunt for evidence of voter fraud. Hall testified about the incident to a grand jury and acknowledged that he had access to a voting system, CNN reported.
Meanwhile, Eastman became the second co-defendant to turn himself in, per inmate records.
He was widely considered to be among the legal brain trusts of Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election.
Eastman is facing nine counts, including conspiracy to commit forgery and solicitation of violation of oath by a public officer.
He vowed to fight the charges against him.
“My legal team and I will vigorously contest every count of the indictment in which I am named, and also every count in which others are named, for which my knowledge of the relevant facts, law, and constitutional provisions may prove helpful,” Eastman said in a statement.
“I am confident that, when the law is faithfully applied in this proceeding, all of my co-defendants and I will be fully vindicated.”
Eastman infamously authored a memo laying out a controversial legal theory positing that then-Vice President Mike Pence could effectively decertify the 2020 election during the Jan. 6, 2021, joint session of Congress.
In a separate case, Eastman is also facing disbarment in California.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis announced the charges against Hall, Eastman, Trump, and 16 others last Monday, alleging that they conspired to thwart the 2020 election in Georgia.
There are 17 defendants, including Trump, who have yet to surrender, with a noon Aug. 25 deadline set by Willis.
Two co-defendants in the case — David Shafer, the former Georgia GOP chairman, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark, and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows have sought to transfer their case to federal court.
Trump, who is facing 13 counts and three other unrelated indictments, revealed plans to surrender himself Thursday. His bond has been set at $200,000 and he has denied wrongdoing.
“Can you believe it? I’ll be going to Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday to be ARRESTED by a Radical Left District Attorney, Fani Willis, who is overseeing one of the greatest Murder and Violent Crime DISASTERS in American History,” Trump fumed on Truth Social.