Former President Trump is set to surrender himself on Thursday night at the Fulton County jail located in Atlanta, Georgia. This follows his indictment on 13 counts linked to the state’s investigation into his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia.
The court has established Trump’s bail at $200,000, and a swift processing and release are anticipated. According to information from Fox News Digital, his formal arraignment is scheduled for early next month, during which he is expected to enter a plea of not guilty.
It’s foreseen that Trump will be required to have a mugshot taken, a procedure that others charged as a result of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ inquiry, such as former Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, and others, have already undergone.
On Truth Social, Trump posted a statement: “NOBODY HAS EVER FOUGHT FOR ELECTION INTEGRITY LIKE PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP. FOR DOING SO, I WILL PROUDLY BE ARRESTED…IN GEORGIA. GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!”
The charges against Trump encompass one count of violating the Georgia RICO Act, three counts of criminal solicitation, six counts of criminal conspiracy, one count of filing false documents, and two counts of making false statements.
For his defense in the Fulton County case, Trump has enlisted the services of Steven Sadow, a white-collar defense attorney based in Atlanta. Sadow is taking over from Drew Findling, who was previously representing Trump in the matter. Findling is no longer Trump’s legal representative, as confirmed by a source familiar with the situation.
Sadow stated, “I have been retained to represent President Trump in the Fulton County, Georgia case. The President should never have been indicted. He is innocent of all the charges brought against him.” Sadow also expressed confidence in the case being dismissed or, if required, an impartial jury finding the President not guilty. He criticized prosecutions driven by political motives as having no place in the justice system.
This marks Trump’s fourth indictment, rendering him the first former U.S. president to face criminal charges. The initial charges were brought in March by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, relating to alleged hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In the subsequent investigations, Trump faced charges involving the retention of classified records and alleged interference in the 2020 election result. On August 1, Trump was indicted on four federal charges as part of the January 6 probe. Throughout these cases, Trump has consistently pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.