One would think that several co-defendants in the Georgia 2020 election subversion case are able to represent themselves, such as John Eastman, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Jeffrey Clark, etc. due to their extensive experience and long career (example: Jeffrey Clark was former assistant U.S. attorney general).
But in a news article about John Eastman's surrender we read:
Eastman said in a statement provided by his lawyers that he was surrendering Tuesday “to an indictment that should never have been brought.” He lambasted the indictment for targeting “attorneys for their zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients” and said each of the 19 defendants was entitled to rely on the advice of lawyers and past legal precedent to challenge the results of the election.
Lawyers for Clark argued in a court filing Monday that he was a high-ranking Justice Department official and the actions described in the indictment “relate directly to his work at the Justice Department as well as with the former President of the United States.” Shafer’s attorneys argued that his conduct “stems directly from his service as a Presidential Elector nominee,” actions they say were “at the direction of the President and other federal officers.”
What are some of the most likely reasons for John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark to NOT represent themselves considering the cost of hiring other lawyers, the time they need to spend to explain themselves to others (not to mention potential misrepresentation), and that they know full well the laws under which they were charged?