Trump To Surrender To Authorities In Georgia Election Case
Former President Donald Trump is planning to turn himself in at the Fulton County jail in Georgia on Thursday due to his case involving his alleged attempt to illegally overturn the 2020 election.
Trump Announces He Will Turn Himself in on Thursday in Atlanta; Mocks Fani Willis’ Demand for $200K Bond pic.twitter.com/iRMOPjS2Ue
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Trump announced the development in a recent post on his Truth Social platform, exclaiming, “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.”
The presidential candidate clearly believes that the focus should be on tackling real issues affecting the country and he has been vocal about his suspicion of politics surrounding the case.
For him, the upcoming trip to Atlanta symbolizes an unjust “WITCH HUNT” orchestrated by his political opponents. “In my case, the trip to Atlanta is not for ‘Murder,’ but for making a PERFECT PHONE CALL! She campaigned, and is continuing to campaign, and raise money on, this WITCH HUNT. This is in strict coordination with Crooked Joe Biden’s DOJ. It is all about ELECTION INTERFERENCE,” he wrote.
Interestingly, this step is set to take place just one day after the GOP presidential primary debate on Fox News, an event Trump has chosen to skip. Per Reuters, the local sheriff’s office has promised that security will be tightened around the jail when he surrenders.
CNN had on Monday revealed Trump’s intention to voluntarily surrender, citing reliable sources familiar with his plans. This decision came after Willis reportedly gave him and his co-defendants an ultimatum of Friday to turn themself in or face arrest.
According to the CNN report, there have been discussions between Trump’s legal team and the Fulton County district attorney’s office on the subject of his bond and release conditions.
Trump’s bond in the Fulton County case has been firmly set at $200,000, per a report from Breitbart News. The former president’s release terms are stringent, as they prohibit any acts intended to intimidate co-defendants or witnesses, or obstruct the administration of justice.
These conditions include refraining from making “direct or indirect threats” on social media platforms.
The 41-count indictment that has brought Trump to this point charges him with multiple crimes including conspiracy and felony racketeering. This indictment reaches beyond the boundaries of Georgia, focusing instead on actions taken by the Trump campaign in various states as they grappled with the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.