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Former Trump Lawyer Pleads the 5th in Front of Grand Jury in 2020 Election Trial

Former Trump lawyer John Eastman invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and cited attorney-client privilege Wednesday when he appeared before a Fulton County grand jury investigating attempts to influence the 2020 election in Georgia, his attorneys said.

“In his appearance before the Fulton County special grand jury, we advised our client John Eastman to assert attorney client privilege and the constitutional right to remain silent where appropriate,” the attorneys, Charles Burnham and Harvey Silverglate, said in a statement. “Out of respect for grand jury secrecy we will not disclose the substance of the questions or testimony. We wish to thank the grand jurors for their service.”

Eastman is among a group of former President Donald Trump’s allies who have been subpoenaed by the special grand jury in Fulton County, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

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