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Former President Donald Trump posted on his Truth Social account on Monday, that he will be turning himself in to the Fulton County Jail on Thursday over charges filed by District Attorney Fani Willis.
On Monday, Trump posted “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. 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!”
Trump is accused of participating in a “conspiracy to unlawfully change the outcome of the election in favor of Trump,” according to the indictment filed on Aug. 14, and faces 13 felony counts in Georgia.
Trump, along with former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani and 17 others will be arrainged at the jail. On Monday, Trump’s attorneys agreed to a $200,000 bond in the case. Defendant John Eastman, one of Trump’s legal advisors, turned himself in on Tuesday.
Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat said recently that he will follow normal procedure and that the former President will take a mug shot as part of the arraingment process.
Labat said “Unless someone tells me differently, we are following … our normal practices, so it doesn’t matter your status, we have a mug shot ready for you.”
For most of the case’s 19 defendants, bond terms will have been negotiated in advance so they don’t have to spend long in jail awaiting a hearing, says Bob Rubin, a criminal defense attorney in Decatur, Georgia, NPR has reported.
The Fulton County Jail, is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for potential civil rights violations, where seven people have died in custody this year.
Trump will be turning himself in the day after the first Republican debate, which Trump declined to attend.