Former visiting scholar at the University of Colorado’s Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization John Eastman hit the national media spotlight again yesterday when it was revealed that he’s a “co-conspirator” in the Justice Department’s indictment of former President Donald Trump. Eastman began working as a Trump lawyer when he was at CU from 2020 to 2021. Later, he became active in the Colorado Republican Party, most recently being hired — with KNUS radio host Randy Corporon — by the Republican Party to file a lawsuit aiming to boot unaffiliated voters from participating in the Republican primary election in Colorado.

Here are examples of the Colorado Times Recorder’s coverage of Eastman.


Colorado GOP Hired Eastman for a 2nd Time To Overturn Primary Law

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Republicans are hiring conservative attorney John Eastman to attempt to overturn the will of the voters. Any déja vu you may be experiencing is understandable. The difference is instead of Trump hiring him to flip a presidential election, now the Colorado GOP wants Eastman to sue the state to overturn Proposition 108, the ballot initiative passed by a wide margin in 2016 that opened our major party primary elections to independent voters.

Nonprofit Demands CU to Close Center After Eastman Played Key Role in Aiding Trump’s Efforts to Overturn 2020 Election

New Era Colorado, a nonprofit political advocacy group, has once again demanded that the University of Colorado Boulder close its Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization — a bastion of conservative thought at the school that’s become notorious for some of the controversial scholars it’s employed.

Eastman and Other Far-Right Actors Invited to Speak at Political Conferences Across Colorado

Under the leadership of Eagle County Republicans Chair Kaye Ferry, the party continues to invite political extremists to the Vail Valley, which might explain why the local GOP currently has just one county elected official – Sheriff James van Beek — to its credit in recent years.

Joe Oltmann, Eastman and Other Election Deniers Met With Trump To Set Up Jan. 6 Meetings

Former Trump attorney John Eastman is Colorado’s most prominent election denier, having authored the coup memo while employed by the University of Colorado’s Benson Center for Western Conservative Thought. In a Dec. 12 court deposition, Joe Oltmann, perhaps the state’s second-most infamous conspiracist, says Eastman was involved in setting up his Jan. 6 meetings with Oltmann and various Trump Administration officials, including a senior official in Trump’s State Department.

Heidi Ganahl, Who Ran to Unseat Polis, Said She’s Never Met Eastman Before, Her Emails Say Otherwise

Heidi Ganahl, a Republican who’s running to be governor of Colorado, has stated multiple times that she “never met” John Eastman, who was a legal architect of Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Ganahl Said Private Funding Protected CU’s Benson Center From the Eastman ‘Controversy’

University of Colorado Regent Heidi Ganahl wasn’t yet officially running for governor last August, but the room of Republican donors knew it was coming. Introducing her to the Lincoln Club of Colorado luncheon audience, emcee Kelly Sloan concluded by saying, “Of course, rumors persist about her future ambitions, which I will leave to her to address or not as she so chooses.”

Eastman Threatened to Sue Colorado GOP After It Refused to Join Previously Dismissed Lawsuit

After a federal district court dismissed a lawsuit by Republican activists to close primary elections due to lack of standing of the complainants, attorney John Eastman is threatening to sue the Colorado Republican Party party to force it to join the lawsuit in order to revive it, with the hope of ultimately barring unaffiliated voters from participating in future GOP primaries.

In Radio Interview, Eastman Called Efforts to Investigate Jan. 6 Riots ‘Egregious’

In previously unreported comments from a radio interview, John Eastman said that the Jan. 6 investigators were egregiously “shredding four of ten of the Bill of Rights” in a “classic fishing expedition” in their quest to investigate causes and culpability for the Jan. 6 riots.

Eastman on CU Payroll When He Wrote Memo on How Trump Could Steal 2020 Election

Former Trump lawyer John Eastman was on the payroll of the University of Colorado (CU) when he formally became a Trump lawyer and then wrote a widely discredited memo on how Trump could subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election.

News Outlets Paid People to Get Footage of Jan. 6 Insurrection ‘To Build False Narrative,’ Eastman Said

Former Trump Attorney John Eastman defended Jan. 6 insurrectionists Friday, saying they’d unknowingly crossed police barriers, which had been hidden in bushes by “people of questionable allegiance,” and streamed into the U.S. Capitol “taking pictures like tourists.”

Eastman Directed Fundraising Campaign Toward Christian Voters to Help Pay For Various Lawsuits Filed Against Him

Attorney John Eastman, the architect of former President Trump’s failed attempt to have Vice President Mike Pence block the certification of the 2020 presidential election results, is looking for donations — apparently targeting Christians in particular — to fund his legal fights, including his lawsuit against the University of Colorado (CU) and the state of Colorado.

Former Colorado State Legislator and Eastman Discuss Democrats ‘Rigging’ Elections in Online Interview

In a June interview with insurrectionist and former University of Colorado professor John Eastman, former Colorado state legislator Matt Knoedler claimed that the election fraud conspiracy lawsuits Eastman was filing on behalf of President Trump were the same “kinds of legal battles” that Republicans in Colorado have been challenging for decades.

Eastman Threatened Defamation Lawsuit Against Radio Host Peter Boyles

Law professor and former Trump attorney John Eastman appeared on KNUS talk radio Saturday morning with his attorney and show host, Randy Corporon, to threaten a defamation lawsuit against Peter Boyles, who hosts his own show weekday mornings, also on KNUS.