Donald Trump to turn self in at Atlanta jail on Thursday for 4th indictment on election fraud charges
Donald Trump will turn himself in to Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail on Thursday, sources have told CNN.
The former president and his 18 co-defendants were charged on August 14 with attempting to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election, and given a Friday noon deadline to turn themselves in for booking.
On Monday, the 77-year-old’s bail was set at $200,000 and he was ordered not to send threatening messages on social media.
Sheriff’s deputies stepped up security and erected barriers around the dilapidated prison on Monday when his legal team was seen entering the offices of District Attorney Fani Willis.
Donald Trump is expected to turn himself in to Fulton County authorities on Thursday. On Monday, his lawyers negotiated bond terms ahead of his surrender
The sheriff’s department says most people arrested in Fulton County are being taken to the main jail on Rice Street, northwest of downtown, where conditions are being investigated
Fulton County sheriff’s deputies install security barriers outside the Fulton County jail on Monday, days after an indictment against Donald Trump and 18 co-conspirators was announced
Deputies prepared for a stampede of defendants in the 2020 election case on Monday
Fulton County authorities said he cannot expect special treatment.
Like other suspects in the infamous prison, he will have to be fingerprinted and his police photo can be taken for the first time.
The prison is known for its appalling conditions, although Trump will not be held there pending trial.
The notorious insect-infested facility is under investigation by the Justice Department after a string of deaths.
U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan for the Northern District of Georgia, who opened the investigation last month, said: “The recent allegations of filthy bug-infested houses, rampant violence resulting in deaths and injuries, and officers using excessive force, are cause for serious concern. and warrant a thorough investigation.’
Defendants in the sprawling case are expected to negotiate the terms of their release and bail before being booked at the county jail. It could then take them more than a week to appear in court to make a formal plea.
Details of Trump’s bond were among the first handful released as co-defendants reached an agreement.
The consent bond order, published on the Fulton County Superior Court website, says Trump “will not take any action to intimidate any person he or she knows is a co-defendant or witness in this matter or to otherwise obstruct the administration of justice’. ‘
It adds that this also includes “social media posts or reposts of another person’s social media posts.”
Trump has denied any allegations.
The document was signed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, Trump’s defense team, and Fulton Country Superior Court judge Scott McAffee
Court filings released Monday show attorney John Eastman (left) reached a $100,000 bond deal and Scott Graham Hall reached a $10,000 deal
Monday morning, before the bond was agreed, he used his Truth Social media platform to condemn Governor Brian Kemp (a fellow Republican) for failing to impeach Willis.
Days earlier, Trump was warned that he threatened to violate the terms of his release in another case involving “inflammatory statements.”
He has repeatedly railed against the “biased and dishonest” judge overseeing the federal case, accusing him of trying to undermine the 2020 election, and has used similar language against prosecutors and, at times, singled out witnesses.
It was previously revealed that John Eastman, the attorney charged with helping to orchestrate the former president’s bogus voter scheme, had agreed to post $100,000 bail.
And Scott Graham Hall reached a $10,000 bond deal. He is the local bail bondsman accused of requisitioning voting information in Coffee County, South Georgia. Atlanta News First reported the details.
Last week’s indictment was the fourth since April against Trump.
The latest case against Trump, who is the front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination, has been laid out in a 98-page indictment.
It includes details of a phone call to Georgia’s foreign minister urging him to find more votes for him and allegations that an election official was harassed with false claims of fraud.
And in one of the most extraordinary examples of attempts to change the outcome, it details an alleged plot to access voting machines and steal data.
“The indictment alleges that, rather than adhering to Georgia’s electoral challenge legal process, the defendants engaged in criminal racketeering to overturn the results of Georgia’s presidential election,” Willis said last week, when he indictment announced.
She insists on a speedy trial.
Under her proposed schedule, the trail would begin on March 4, though that’s sure to be challenged by Trump and other defendants.